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Dixonius aaronbaueri NGO & ZIEGLER, 2009

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Bauer’s leaf-toed gecko
Vietnamese: Than lan chan la a-ron-bau-o. 
SynonymDixonius aaronbaueri NGO & ZIEGLER 2009 
DistributionS Vietnam (Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan)

Type locality: Binh Tien forest station, Ninh Hai District, Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, southern Vietnam, 11° 46’ N 109° 11 E, 4 – 5 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: UNS 0284, an adult male, collected by Ngo Van Tri on 23 August 2007. Paratypes: ZFMK 87274, adult male, UNS, ZMB. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A species of the genus Dixonius, characterized by a combination of the following characters: 1) maximum SVL 38.6 mm; 2) bold dark canthal stripe terminating at back of head (occiput); 3) more or less dark bar red lips; 4) patternless yellowish-orange dorsum; 5) unpatterned yellowish-orange tail dorsum; 6) supranasals in distinct contact; 7) 8 – 9 supralabials, with supralabials six or seven in midorbital position; 8) 18 – 19 ventral scale rows at midbody; 9) 5 precloacal pores in males. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Professor Dr. Aaron M. Bauer (Villanova University). 
  • Geissler, Peter; Alexander R. Krohn, Daniel Rennert 2011. Herpetofaunal records in coastal dune areas, Binh Thuan Province, Southern Vietnam, with the rediscovery of Oligodon macrurus Angel, 1927. Russ. J. Herpetol. 18 (4): 317–324 - 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
  • Ngo Tri Van, Thomas Ziegler 2009. A new species of Dixonius from Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, southern Vietnam (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Zoosystematics and Evolution 85 (1): 117-125 - get paper here
  • NGUYEN, T. H., LUU, V. Q., SITTHIVONG, S., NGO, H. T., NGUYEN, T. Q., LE, M. D., & ZIEGLER, T. 2021. A new species of Dixonius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Vientiane Capital, Laos. Zootaxa 4965 (2): 351-362 - get paper here
  • PAUWELS, OLIVIER S. G.; NONN PANITVONG, KIRATI KUNYA, MONTRI SUMONTHA 2021. A new sandstone-dwelling leaf-toed gecko (Gekkonidae: Dixonius mekongensis) from the Thai-Lao border. Zootaxa 4969: 526–538 - get paper here
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