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Cyrtodactylus jaegeri LUU, CALAME, BONKOWSKI, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus jaegeri LUU, CALAME, BONKOWSKI, NGUYEN & ZIEGLER 2014 
DistributionLaos (Khammouane)

Type locality: karst wall of a karstic massif, ca. 1.5 m above the forest floor, in a mixed secondary forest of hardwoods and shrubs near Thakhek Town (17°27.44’N, 104°55.44’E), Khammouane Province, Laos, at an elevation of 170 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2013.55, adult male, collected on 29 April 2012 by Thomas Calame and Peter Jäger; Paratype. NUOL R–2013.1, adult female, the same collection data as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A moderately sized Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL reaching 68.5 mm, distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: 1) dorsal pattern consisting of a dark nuchal loop and four narrow brown body bands between limb insertions; 3) dorsal tubercles in 15–17 irregular rows; 4) ventrals in 31– 32 longitudinal rows at midbody; 5) lateral skin folds present with interspersed tubercles; 6) precloacal–femoral pores 44 in the male, in a continuous series; 7) enlarged femoral scales and precloacal scales present; 8) postcloacal tubercles 3–6; and 9) subcaudals transversely enlarged.
CommentComparisons. See Table 2 on LUU et al. 2014.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe new species is named in honour of our colleague Dr. Peter Jäger, arachnologist from the Research Institute Senckenberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, who collected the holotype. 
  • Kwet, Axel 2015. Liste der im Jahr 2014 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (3): 50-64 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
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