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Dixonius vietnamensis DAS, 2004

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymDixonius vietnamensis DAS 2004
Dixonius vietnamensis — STUART et al. 2006 
DistributionS Vietnam (Nha Trang, Binh Thuan), Cambodia

Type locality: Nha Trang, Tinh Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam (12° 15’ N, 109° 10’ E).  
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.6024 
CommentThe new species reaches an SVL of 42.4 mm, and is diagnosable from congeneric species in showing the following combination of characters: head wider than long in adults; two supranasals in narrow contact; dark canthal stripe present, but terminating at back of head; lips unbarred; and dorsum of body and tail brownish olive, with dark blotches. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution. 
  • Bobrov V.V., Semenov D.V. 2008. Lizards of Vietnam [in Russian]. Moscow, 236 pp.
  • Das , I. 2004. A new species of Dixonius (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam. Raffles Bull. Zool., 52(2): 629-634 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • 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
  • NGUYEN, THUONG HUYEN; SALY SITTHIVONG, HANH THI NGO, VINH QUANG LUU, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE, & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2020. A new species of Dixonius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the karst forest of Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4759 (4): 530–542 - 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
  • Stuart, B.; Sok, K. & Neang, T. 2006. A collection of amphibians and reptiles from hilly Eastern Cambodia. Raffles Bull. Zool. 54 (1): 129-155 - get paper here
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