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Hemiphyllodactylus zugi NGUYEN, LEHMANN, LE DUC, DUONG, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER, 2013

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Zug’s Slender Gecko
G: Zugs Halbblattfingergecko
Vietnamese: Thạch sùng dẹp zug 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus zugi NGUYEN, LEHMANN, LE DUC, DUONG, BONKOWSKI & ZIEGLER 2013 
DistributionN Vietnam (Cao Bang), probably neighboring China (Guangxi)

Type locality: karst forest near Ban Nua Village (22o42.164’N, 106o38.317’E, at an elevation of 450 m a.s.l.), An Lac Commune, Ha Lang District, Cao Bang Province, northern Vietnam. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2013.20 (CB 2012.85), adult male
Paratypes. Three adult specimens from karst forest near Ban Coong Village, Duc Quang Commune, Ha Lang District, Cao Bang Province, northern Vietnam: ZFMK 94781 (CB 2012.130), male, collected on 2 May 2012 by T. Lehmann, S. Herbst, and H. T. An near the entrance of a cave (22°42.768’N, 106°39.610’E, at an elevation of 601 m a.s.l.); IEBR A.2013.21 (CB 2012.137), male, collected on 3 May 2012 by T. Lehmann, S. Herbst, and H. T. An on a tree beside a forest path (22°42.864’N, 106°39.947’E, at an elevation of 435 m a.s.l.); and ZFMK 94782 (CB 2012.188), female, collected on 22 May 2012 by T. Q. Nguyen, H. T. An, T. Lehmann and S. Herbst on a rock boulder beside a forest path (22°43.202’N, 106°39.389’E, at an elevation of 448 m a.s.l.). 
CommentBehavior: nocturnal

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Professor Dr. George Zug, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (Washington DC, USA), in recognition of his contribution to herpetological research in Southeast Asia, particularly the genus Hemiphyllodactylus. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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; TANJA LEHMANN, MINH DUC LE, HA THUY DUONG, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2013. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from northern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3736 (1): 089–098 - 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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