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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesThai: Took-kay bin Kaeng Krachan
E: Kaeng Krachan Parachute Gecko
F: Gecko planant de Kaeng Krachan 
Gekko (Ptychozoon) kaengkrachanense — WOOD et al. 2019
Gekko (Ptychozoon) kaengkrachanense — WOOD et al. 2020 
DistributionW Thailand (Phetchaburi Province: Kaeng Krachan National Park)

Type locality: Khao Phanernthung (coordinates UTM UPS ca. 47 p0539530 1417468 = 12°49'18.8"N 099°21'51.4"E; elevation ca. 970 m asl), Kaeng Krachan National Park, Amphoe (= District) Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand.  
TypesHolotype: PSUZC RT 2012.1, adult female (formerly Montri Sumontha (MS) field number 541). Collected 15 March 2012 by S. Ruksue, P. Chamted and A. Limsuwan. Paratypes. Adult female QSMI 1169 (formerly MS 545) and adult males PSUZC RT 2012.2 (formerly MS 542), same locality and collector as holotype. KZM 010 (formerly MS 543) from Amphoe Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand. Collected 15 June 2011 by K. Kunya. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Ptychozoon kaengkrachanense sp. nov. is a medium-sized Ptychozoon species, reaching an apparent maximum SVL of at least 86 mm. It differs from all known Ptychozoon species by having three dark dorsal chevrons between limbs insertions, homogeneous dorsal scalation without enlarged scales, original tail without long terminal flap, supranasals widely in contact, a continuous series of 14–19 enlarged precloacofemoral scales, bearing 13–17 pores in males (pores absent in females), the absence of predigital notch in the preantebrachial cutaneous expansion and the presence of cutaneous expansions on sides of head. The main morphological and coloration characters of all Ptychozoon species are shown in Table 2 [SUMONTHA et al. 2012]. 
CommentHabitat: montane evergreen forest

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a reference to Kaeng Krachan National Park and Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi Province (the type locality of the new species). 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. JR. WOOD, MYINT KYAW THURA, MARTA S. GRISMER, RAFE M. BROWN, BRYAN L. STUART 2018. Geographically structured genetic variation in Ptychozoon lionotum (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and a new species from an isolated volcano in Myanmar. Zootaxa 4514 (2): 202–214 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD JR., JESSE L. GRISMER, EVAN S. H. QUAH, NEANG THY, SOMPHOUTHONE PHIMMACHAK, NIANE SIVONGXAY, SENGVILAY SEATEUN, BRYAN L. STUART, CAMERON B. SILER, DANIEL G. MULCAHY, TASHITSO ANAMZA & RAFE M. BROWN 2019. Geographic structure of genetic variation in the Parachute Gecko Ptychozoon lionotum Annandale, 1905 across Indochina and Sundaland with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 4638 (2): 151–198 - 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
  • SUMONTHA, MONTRI; OLIVIER S.G. PAUWELS, KIRATI KUNYA, CHAIWAT LIMLIKHITAKSORN, SIRICHAI RUKSUE, APIRAT TAOKRATOK, MICHEL ANSERMET & LAWAN CHANHOME 2012. A new species of Parachute Gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: genus Ptychozoon) from Kaeng Krachan National Park, western Thailand. Zootaxa 3513: 68–78 - 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 - 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
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