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Cyrtodactylus bidoupimontis NAZAROV, POYARKOV, ORLOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, HOANG & ZIEGLER, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Bidoup Bent–toed Gecko
Vietnamese: Thach sung ngon bi dup 
SynonymCyrtodactylus bidoupimontis NAZAROV, POYARKOV, ORLOV, PHUNG, NGUYEN, HOANG & ZIEGLER 2012 
DistributionVietnam (Lam Dong)

Type locality: northern slope of Bidoup Mountain, environment of Klong Klanh (= Long La1nh) village, Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park, Da Chais commune, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam (12° 10 ́ N, 108° 40 ́ E), 1700 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ZMMU R-13368, adult male, collected 04-12.04.2004 by Nikolai Orlov. Paratypes. Adult male ZISP 26325 (field number NLO 36041), the same collection data as for the holotype; two adult males ZMMU R-13369-1, ZMMU R-13369-2, three adult females ZMMU R-13369-4, ZISP 26326, VNMN 3100 and two subadult females ZMMU R-13369-3 R-13369-5; collected by Nikolay Poyarkov between 6- 10.05.2009 at an altitude of ca. 1600 m a.s.l. along the road to Nha Trang (723 road), 6–7 km from Klong Klanh, Da Nhim river valley in Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A medium-sized Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL of 86.3 mm; body slender, limbs and digits moderately long, original tail thin and somewhat longer than body; two pairs of postmental scales, first pair in broad contact with one another, size of the second pair are about half of first pair (Fig. 7b); nostrils round, each sur- rounded by supranasal, rostral, first supralabial, and 2–3 small postnasals; dorsal tubercles enlarged, flattened roundish, smooth to weakly keeled, in 18–24 irregular longitudinal rows; lateral folds weakly developed, with enlarged tubercles; 38–43 ventral scales between lateral folds; 166–198 ventral scales between postmental scales and cloaca; subdigital lamellae below fourth finger 15–20 (mean 17.6), and below fourth toe 18–23 (mean 21.0); males with 4–6 precloacal pores in single ^-shaped series; precloacal groove absent; 8–10 enlarged femoral scales are present but femoral pores are lacking; enlarged subcaudals lacking; basal tail with segments; tail-base without large spurs; dorsal ground coloration light yellow with pattern consisting of 4–5 dark irregular transversal dorsal bands, usually with light borders; limbs with irregular transversal dark bands dorsally; neck band well developed, widened posteriorly; dorsal head surface light, without pattern or sometimes with pallid dark spots; tail with 7–9 dark transversal bands which fade on the ventral side [from NAZAROV et al. 2012]. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is an adjective derived from the Vietnamese name of the type locality of the new species, Mount Bidoup and Latin root “mons” (nom.), “montis” (gen.) (“mountain”) commemorating the preference of the new species for higher altitudes and the evergreen forest of Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park. 
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, Truong QUang Nguyen, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the limestone forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4058 (3): 388–402 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; Truong QUang Nguyen, MINH DUC LE, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2016. A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4079 (1): 087–102 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG;THOMAS CALAME, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2014. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, Laos. Zootaxa 3760 (1): 054–066 - get paper here
  • NAZAROV, ROMAN; NIKOLAY A. POYARKOV, NIKOLAI L. ORLOV, TRUNG MY PHUNG, TAO THIEN NGUYEN, DUC MINH HOANG & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2012. Two new cryptic species of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3302: 1–24 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, SANG NGOC; LUAN THANH NGUYEN, VU DANG HOANG NGUYEN & ROBERT W. MURPHY 2017. Testing an alternative capture-analysis-release approach to document the reptile fauna of Hon Ba Nature Reserve, central Vietnam. Rufford Foundation Reports - get paper here
  • PHUNG, TRUNG MY; MONA VAN SCHINGEN,, THOMAS ZIEGLER, & TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN 2014. A third new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3764 (3): 347–363 - get paper here
  • SCHNEIDER, NICOLE; TRUNG MY PHUNG, MINH DUC LE,TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2014. A new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khanh Hoa Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3785 (4): 518–532 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T.; TRUNG MY PHUNG, MINH DUC LE, Truong QUang Nguyen 2013. A new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Phu Yen Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3686 (4): 432–446 - get paper here
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