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Hemidactylus vietnamensis DAREVSKY, KUPRIYANOVA & ROSHCHIN, 1984

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Vietnam Leaf-toed Gecko, Vietnam House Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus vietnamensis DAREVSKY et al. 1984
Hemidactylus vietnamensis — KLUGE 1993
Hemidactylus vietnamensis — RÖSLER 2000: 88
Hemidactylus vietnamensis — NGUYEN et al. 2009 
DistributionVietnam (N Hanamninh, Kuk-Fiong Reserve)

Type locality: Kuk Fiong Reserve, Hanamninh Province (Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province), N Vietnam.  
Reproductionoviparous; Parthenogenetic species. 
TypesHolotype: ZISP (ZIL) 19802, adult female 
CommentDistribution: Sang et al. 2009 assume that this gecko occurs also in India, S China, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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  • Darevsky I S; Kupriyanova L A; Roshchin V V 1984. A new all-female triploid species of gecko and karyological data on the bisexual Hemidactylus frenatus from Vietnam. Journal of Herpetology 18 (3): 277-284 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Ota, Hidetoshi; Hikida, Tsutomu;Matsui, Masafumi;Chan-Ard, T.;Nabhitabhata, J. 1996. Discovery of a diploid population of the Hemidactylus garnotti-vietnamensis complex (Reptilia: Gekonidae). Genetica 97: 81-85 - get paper here
  • Qota H. Lau M W. Bogadek A. 1995. Taxonomic status of the Hong Kong populations of the Hemidactylus garnotii-vietnamensis complex (Gekkonidae: Reptilia). ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES 34 (2): 126-130.
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Zug, G.R., Vindum, J.V. & Koo, M.S. 2007. Burmese Hemidactylus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae): taxonomic notes in tropical Asian Hemidactylus. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 58: 387–405
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