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Hemiphyllodactylus kiziriani NGUYEN, BOTOV, LE DUC, NOPHASEUD, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Kizirian’s Slender Gecko
G: Kizirians Halbblattfingergecko
Vietnamese: Thạch sùng dẹp ki-zi-ri-an 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus kiziriani NGUYEN, BOTOV, LE DUC, NOPHASEUD, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2014 
DistributionLaos (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  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. 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). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyWe 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. 
References
  • 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
  • Kwet, Axel 2015. Liste der im Jahr 2014 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (3): 50-64 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Truong Quang; Andreas Botov, Minh Duc Le, Liphone Nophaseud, George Zug, Michael Bonkowski & Thomas Ziegler 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from northern Laos. Zootaxa 3827 (1): 045–056 - get paper here
  • SUKPRASERT, APISAK; SURAPOP SUTTHIWISES, VIRAYUTH LAUHACHINDA, WUT TAKSINTUM 2018. Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Thailand. Zootaxa 4369 (3): 363–376 - get paper here
  • SUNG, YIK-HEI; WING-HO LEE, HO-NAM NG, YANJIE ZHANG, JIAN-HUAN YANG 2018. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hong Kong. Zootaxa 4392 (2): 361–373 - get paper here
 
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