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Ptychozoon bannaense WANG, WANG & LIU, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Banna Parachute Gecko
Chinese: Banna San Hu 
SynonymPtychozoon bannaense WANG, WANG & LIU 2016 
DistributionChina (Yunnan)

Type locality: Manheke Village (22° 0819" N, 100°8773" E; 680 m elevation, datum = WGS84; see Fig. 1), Mengyang Town, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.  
TypesHolotype. SYS (Sun Yat-sen University Museum of Biology) r001242, an adult female, collected 31 May 2015 by Jian Wang and Hai-Long He.
Paratype. SYS r001237, an adult male, from the same locality as the holotype, collected 30 May 2015 by Jian Wang. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet “bannaense” refers to the type locality, Xishuangbanna, which is usually referred to as “Banna” in Chinese. In the local aboriginal language, the “Xishuang” means “twelve”, the “Banna” means “a small administrative district”. 
  • 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
  • WANG, YING-YONG; JIAN WANG, ZU-YAO LIU 2016. Description of a new species of the genus Ptychozoon (Squamata: Gekkonidae), representing a new national record of this genus from southern Yunnan Province, China. Zootaxa 4084 (3): 406–420
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