Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis GRISMER, WOOD & COTA, 2014
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Chiang Mai Dwarf Gecko|
|Synonym||Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis GRISMER, WOOD & COTA 2014|
|Distribution||Thailand (Chiang Mai Province)|
Type locality: vicinity of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Precise locality, collector, and date of collection unknown.
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15194, adult male; Paratypes. THNHM 15192–93, 15195–200 bear the same data as the holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis sp. nov. can be separated from all other species of Hemiphyllodactylus by having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 41.2 mm; 8–12 chin scales extending transversely from unions of second and third infralabials and posterior margin of mental; enlarged postmental scales; three or four circumnasal scales; 1–3 scales between supranasals (=postrostrals); 9–11 supralabials; 9–11 infralabials; 11–21 longitudinally arranged dorsal scales at midbody contained within one eye diameter; 6–10 longitudinally arranged ventral scales at midbody contained within one eye diameter; lamellar formula on hand 3–3–3–3 or 3–4–3–3; lamellar formula on foot 3–3–3–3 or 3–4–4–4; continuous precloacal and femoral pores; dorsal body pattern consisting of dark, irregularly shaped, paravertebral blotches; postsacral mark cream-colored, bearing anteriorly projecting arms; and caecum and oviducts pigmented. These characters and potentially diagnostic morphometric characters are scored across all species in Table 1. The taxonomy of H. yunnanensis follows Zug (2010).|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||This species is named after the Thai Province of Chiang Mai where the type locality is located.|
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