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Cyrtodactylus lomyenensis NGO VAN TRI & PAUWELS, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesEnglish: Lomyen Bent-toed Gecko
Vietnamese: Thằn lằn chân ngón Lomyen
Lao: Khi Kiem Tham Lomyen
French: Cyrtodactyle de Lomyen
Thai: Tuk kai Tham Lomyen 
SynonymCyrtodactylus lomyenensis NGO VAN TRI & PAUWELS 2010 
DistributionC Laos

Type locality: at the entrance of Lomyen Cave on a karst hill in Gnommalath District, Khammouane Province, southern Laos (17o35.072’N, 105o13.022’E) at 150–200 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual and phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: UNS 0534, adult male collected by Ngo Van Tri on 30 April 2010.
Paratypes. UNS 0527, subadult female, was collected by Ngo Van Tri between 19h00 and 20h00 on 26 April 2010 at the entrance of Lomyen Cave. Paratypes UNS 0532, adult female, and UNS 0533, adult male, were col- lected from the same locality as the holotype around 20h00 on 28 April 2010. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Cyrtodactylus lomyenensis sp. nov. differs from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: maximum SVL of at least 71.2 mm; original tail long (TailL/SVL: 121%); head dorsum yellowish with irregular brown blotches; brown nuchal loop reaching the posterior edge of the orbit; dorsal pattern consisting of four narrow yellowish-cream transversal bands with irregular anterior and posterior black edges on a brown background between limb insertions; 0–1 intersupranasals; 3–4 enlarged lateral chinshields in contact with first postmental; 17–18 interorbital scales on the frontal bone; 19–22 scales in a straight line between eye and nostril; 20–24 irregular, longitudinal rows of weakly-keeled, conical tubercles at midbody between the lateral folds; 33–35 paravertebral tubercles between limb insertions; 35–36 rows of ventral scales between weakly-developed ventro- lateral folds; 39–40 precloacal-femoral pores in males; 32 smaller precloacal-femoral pores in female; 5 postanal tubercles on each side; 16–18 subdigital lamellae on first toe; 19–23 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; 12–13 rings on original tail; median row of enlarged subcaudal scales (see Tables 1–2). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the name of Lomyen Cave. 
  • DAVID, PATRICK; TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, NICOLE SCHNEIDER & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2011. A new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 from central Laos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2833: 29–40 - 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
  • 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
  • NGO VAN TRI & OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS 2010. A new cave-dwelling species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, southern Laos. Zootaxa 2730: 44–5 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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