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Gekko boehmei LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesEnglish: Boehme’s Gecko
Laotian: Kap Ke Boehme
German: Böhmes Gecko 
SynonymGekko boehmei LUU, CALAME, NGUYEN, LE & ZIEGLER 2015
Gekko (Sundagekko) boehmei — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Lomatodactylus) boehmei — WOOD et al. 2020 
DistributionC Laos (Khammouane)

Type locality: karst forest of Bualapha Town (17°18.312’N, 105°43.726’E, at an elevation of 196 m a.s.l.), Khammouane Province, central Laos  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: VNUF (originally as VFU) R.2014.09, adult male, collected by Vinh Quang Luu and Kieusomphone Thanabuaosy on 19 June 2014. Paratypes. Two adult males ZFMK 97195 and IEBR A.2015.31, one adult female ZMB 82028, and one subadult female NUOL R-2015.2, the same data as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Gekko boehmei sp. nov. is distinguished from its congeners in the Gekko petricolus group by a combination of the following characters: a medium-sized gecko species (maximum SVL 105.3 mm); supralabials 10–15; infralabials 8–11; dorsal tubercle rows 12–15; ventral scale rows from mental to cloacal slit 141–152; scale rows at midbody 101–114; ventral scales 30–34; webbing weakly developed between fingers and toes; dorsal surface of hindlimbs and tail with enlarged tubercles; precloacal pores 10 or 11 in males, absent in females; postcloacal tubercles 1or 2; subcaudals enlarged; vertebral part with a row of oval grey and dark dots from nape to sacrum, vertical yellow blotches on flank. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).

Group: G. petricolus group (Meesook et al. 2021). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet honors Professor Dr. Wolfgang Böhme from the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK), Bonn, Germany to acknowledge his great contributions to herpetological research. In particular the authors dedicate the new species to Wolfgang on the occasion of his 70th birthday. 
  • Kwet, A. 2016. Liste der im Jahr 2015 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (3): 56-67 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE& THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. Morphological and molecular review of the Gekko diversity of Laos with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 3986 (3): 279–306 - 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, V. D. H., NGUYEN, L. T., ORLOV, N. L., MURPHY, R. W., & NGUYEN, S. N. 2021. Gekko phuyenensis sp.nov.(Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new species from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 4966 (2): 175-186 - get paper here
  • Rujirawan, Attapol; Jonathan J. Fong, Natee Ampai, Siriporn Yodthong, Korkhwan Termprayoon & Anchalee Aowphol 2019. A new karst-dwelling gecko of the Gekko petricolus group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Phitsanulok Province, central Thailand. J. Nat. Hist. 53: 557–576 (2019) - get paper here
  • Wood Jr, Perry L.; Xianguang Guo, Scott L. Travers, Yong-Chao Su, Karen V. Olson, Aaron M. Bauer, L. Lee Grismer, Cameron D. Siler, Robert G. Moyle, Michael J. Andersen, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. bioRxiv 717520 [preprint] - get paper here
  • Wood, P. L., Guo, X., Travers, S. L., Su, Y. C., Olson, K. V., Bauer, A. M., Grismer, L. L., Siler, C. D., Moyle, R. G., Andersen, M. J. and Brown, R. M. 2020. Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 146: 106731 [corrigendum: MPE 164: 107255] - 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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