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Cyrtodactylus kingsadai ZIEGLER, PHUNG, LE & NGUYEN, 2013

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus kingsadai ZIEGLER, PHUNG, LE & NGUYEN 2013
Cyrtodactylus kingsadai — NGUYEN et al. 2021 
DistributionS Vietnam (Phu Yen)

Type locality: coastal shrub vegetation intermixed with granite boulders in Dai Lanh Cape (12°55’N, 109°24’E), Tuy Hoa District, Phu Yen Province, southern Vietnam at an elevation between 50–100 m elevation (Figs. 2–4 in Ziegler et al. 2013).  
TypesHolotype: IEBR A.2013.1, adult male, collected on 25 September 2011 by T. M. Phung. Paratypes. ZFMK 94042, adult male, IEBR A.2013.2 and ZFMK 94043, adult females, the same collection data as for the holotype (Fig. 5), and IEBR A.2013.3, adult male, collected on 20 January 2013 by T. M. Phung at the same locality. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A medium-sized Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL of 94 mm, distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: 1) dorsal pattern consisting of a dark nuchal loop, continuous or partly interrupted neck band and four in part irregular transverse body bands between limbs; 2) internasal single; 3) dorsal tubercles in 17–23 irregular transverse rows; 4) ventrals in 39–46 longitudinal rows at midbody; 5) lateral skin folds present, without interspersed tubercles; 6) precloacal pores 7–9 plus in total 3–7 femoral pores in males (1-4 femoral pores on each side), precloacal and femoral pore series separated from each other by 7–9 poreless scales; 7) enlarged femoral scales and precloacal scales present; 8) postcloacal spurs three; and 9) subcaudal scales transversely enlarged. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymology“The new species is named in memory of our cooperation partner and friend Phouthone Kingsada from the National University of Laos, Vientiane, with whom we have conducted several field excursions in the forests of Laos and who unfortunately died too young in December 2012.” 
  • 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
  • Nguyen AT, Duong TV, Grismer LL, Poyarkov NA 2021. A new granite cave-dwelling Bent-toed Gecko from Vietnam of the Cyrtodactylus irregularis group (Squamata; Gekkonidae) and a discussion on cave ecomorphology. Vertebrate Zoology, 71: 155-174 - 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
  • 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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