Ptychozoon kaengkrachanense SUMONTHA, PAUWELS, KUNYA, LIMLIKHITAKSORN, RUKSUE, TAOKRATOK, ANSERMET & CHANHOME, 2012
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Thai: Took-kay bin Kaeng Krachan|
E: Kaeng Krachan Parachute Gecko
F: Gecko planant de Kaeng Krachan
|Synonym||Ptychozoon kaengkrachanense SUMONTHA, PAUWELS, KUNYA, LIMLIKHITAKSORN, RUKSUE, TAOKRATOK, ANSERMET & CHANHOME 2012|
|Distribution||W Thailand (Phetchaburi Province: Kaeng Krachan National Park)|
Type locality: Khao Phanernthung (coordinates UTM UPS ca. 47 p0539530 1417468 = 12°49'18.8"N 099°21'51.4"E; elevation ca. 970 m asl), Kaeng Krachan National Park, Amphoe (= District) Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand.
|Types||Holotype: PSUZC RT 2012.1, adult female (formerly Montri Sumontha (MS) field number 541). Collected 15 March 2012 by S. Ruksue, P. Chamted and A. Limsuwan. Paratypes. Adult female QSMI 1169 (formerly MS 545) and adult males PSUZC RT 2012.2 (formerly MS 542), same locality and collector as holotype. KZM 010 (formerly MS 543) from Amphoe Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand. Collected 15 June 2011 by K. Kunya.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Ptychozoon kaengkrachanense sp. nov. is a medium-sized Ptychozoon species, reaching an apparent maximum SVL of at least 86 mm. It differs from all known Ptychozoon species by having three dark dorsal chevrons between limbs insertions, homogeneous dorsal scalation without enlarged scales, original tail without long terminal flap, supranasals widely in contact, a continuous series of 14–19 enlarged precloacofemoral scales, bearing 13–17 pores in males (pores absent in females), the absence of predigital notch in the preantebrachial cutaneous expansion and the presence of cutaneous expansions on sides of head. The main morphological and coloration characters of all Ptychozoon species are shown in Table 2 [SUMONTHA et al. 2012].|
|Comment||Habitat: montane evergreen forest|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a reference to Kaeng Krachan National Park and Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Province (the type locality of the new species).|
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