Hemiphyllodactylus kiziriani NGUYEN, BOTOV, LE DUC, NOPHASEUD, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hemiphyllodactylus kiziriani?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Kizirian’s Slender Gecko|
G: Kizirians Halbblattfingergecko
Vietnamese: Thạch sùng dẹp ki-zi-ri-an
|Synonym||Hemiphyllodactylus kiziriani NGUYEN, BOTOV, LE DUC, NOPHASEUD, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2014|
|Distribution||Laos (Luang Prabang)|
Type locality: limestone wall of a small cave (19o48.708’N, 102o06.188’E, 637 m a.s.l. elevation), near Ban Xieng Muak Village, Luang Prabang District, Luang Prabang Province, Laos Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype. IEBR A.2014.3, adult male, collected by Truong Quang Nguyen, Nicole Schneider, and Liphone Nophaseud on 10 August 2013.|
Paratypes. Nine specimens from the same locality as the holotype: three adult males IEBR A.2014.4, VNMN A.2014.1 and ZFMK95702 and two adult females NUOL R-2014.1, VNMN A.2014.2, collected on 10 August 2013; two females IEBR A.2014.5, NUOL R-2014.2, collected on 7 August (19°48.629’N, 102°06.124’E, 594 a.s.l. m); ZFMK 95703, adult female, collected on 11 August (19°48.813’N, 102°05.887’E, 628 m a.s.l. elevation); ZFMK95704, adult female, collected on 16 August (19°48.772’N, 102°06.181’E, 597 m a.s.l. elevation).
|Etymology||We name the new species in honour of Dr. David A. Kizirian, American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA), in recognition of his contribution to herpetological research in the Indochina region.|
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