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Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis GRISMER, WOOD & COTA, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Chiang Mai Dwarf Gecko
Thai: Ching-chok-khaosung-chiang-mai 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis GRISMER, WOOD & COTA 2014 
DistributionThailand (Chiang Mai Province)

Type locality: vicinity of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Precise locality, collector, and date of collection unknown. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: THNHM 15194, adult male; Paratypes. THNHM 15192–93, 15195–200 bear the same data as the holotype. 
CommentDiagnosis. 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). 
EtymologyThis species is named after the Thai Province of Chiang Mai where the type locality is located. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; AWAL RIYANTO, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR & JIMMY A. MCGUIRE 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Pulau Enggano, southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3821 (4): 485–495
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Perry L. Wood Jr, Shahrul Anuar, Evan S. H. Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Chan Kin Onn, Alexandra X. Sumarli and Ariel I. Loredo 1860. Repeated evolution of sympatric, palaeoendemic species in closely related, co-distributed lineages of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) across a sky-island archipelago in Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174 (4): 859–876; DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12254 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE;PERRY L. WOOD, JR. & MICHAEL COTA 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Thailand. Zootaxa 3760 (1): 067–078 - get paper here
  • GUO, WEIBO; KAIYA ZHOU, JIE YAN & PENG LI 2015. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from western Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 3974 (3): 377–390
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