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Cyrtodactylus khelangensis PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & VARAGUTTANONDA, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesThai: Took-kai Lampang
English: Lampang bent-toed gecko
French: Cyrtodactyle de Lampang
German: Lampang Bogenfingergecko
Dutch: Lampangkromvingergekko 
SynonymCyrtodactylus khelangensis PAUWELS, SUMONTHA, PANITVONG & VARAGUTTANONDA 2014 
DistributionThailand (Lampang)

Type locality: limestone cave in Pratu Pha (99° 49' 30" N, 18° 30' 40" E), Amphoe (= District) Mae Mo, Lampang Province, northern Thailand.  
TypesHolotype: THNHM 22548 (field number MS 409); adult male. Collected by M. Sumontha on 12 July 2008.
Paratypes. PSUZC RT 2012.9 (MS 278), subadult male. CUMZ-R 0.2318 (MS 410), adult female. Both paratypes collected by M. Sumontha at same locality as holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Cyrtodactylus khelangensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from all other congeneric species by its maximal known SVL of 95.3 mm; 16–20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; a continuous series of 37–40 enlarged preanofemoral scales, including six or seven pitted or pore-bearing scales (males) or one or two pitted scales (females) on each femur separated by a diastema from 2–6 pore-bearing preanal scales (males and females); no precloacal groove nor depression; transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and four irregular brown dorsal bands between nuchal loop and hind limb insertions. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).

Similar species: C. dumnuii, C. tigroides, C. muangfuangensis, C. brevipalmatus, C. huongsonensis. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is an adjective derived from Khelang, an old, traditional equivalent name to Lampang. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • PAUWELS, OLIVIER S. G.; MONTRI SUMONTHA, NONN PANITVONG & VARAWUT VARAGUTTANONDA 2014. Cyrtodactylus khelangensis, a new cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Lampang Province, northern Thailand. Zootaxa 3755 (6): 584–594 - get paper here
  • SITTHIVONG, SALY; VINH QUANG LUU, NGOAN VAN HA, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, THOMAS ZIEGLER 2019. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vientiane Province, northern Laos. Zootaxa 4701 (3): 257–275 - get paper here
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