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Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis GRISMER, WOOD & COTA, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Chiang Mai Dwarf Gecko
Thai: Ching-chok-khaosung-chiang-mai 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis GRISMER, WOOD & COTA 2014
Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis — GRISMER et al. 2020 
DistributionThailand (Chiang Mai Province)

Type locality: vicinity of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. Precise locality, collector, and date of collection unknown.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 15194, adult male; Paratypes. THNHM 15192–93, 15195–200 bear the same data as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Hemiphyllodactylus chiangmaiensis sp. nov. can be separated from all other species of Hemiphyllodactylus by having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 41.2 mm; 8–12 chin scales extending transversely from unions of second and third infralabials and posterior margin of mental; enlarged postmental scales; three or four circumnasal scales; 1–3 scales between supranasals (=postrostrals); 9–11 supralabials; 9–11 infralabials; 11–21 longitudinally arranged dorsal scales at midbody contained within one eye diameter; 6–10 longitudinally arranged ventral scales at midbody contained within one eye diameter; lamellar formula on hand 3–3–3–3 or 3–4–3–3; lamellar formula on foot 3–3–3–3 or 3–4–4–4; continuous precloacal and femoral pores; dorsal body pattern consisting of dark, irregularly shaped, paravertebral blotches; postsacral mark cream-colored, bearing anteriorly projecting arms; and caecum and oviducts pigmented. These characters and potentially diagnostic morphometric characters are scored across all species in Table 1. The taxonomy of H. yunnanensis follows Zug (2010). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).

Distribution: for a map see Grismer et al. 2020: 172 (Fig. 1). 
EtymologyThis species is named after the Thai Province of Chiang Mai where the type locality is located. 
  • GRISMER, L. L., YUSHCHENKO, P. V., PAWANGKHANANT, P., NAIDUANGCHAN, M., NAZAROV, R. A., ORLOVA, V. F., ... & POYARKOV, N. A. 2020. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (Squamata; Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand that converges in morphology and color pattern on Pseudogekko smaragdinus (Taylor) from the Philippines. Zootaxa 4816 (2): 171-190 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; AWAL RIYANTO, DJOKO T. ISKANDAR & JIMMY A. MCGUIRE 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Pulau Enggano, southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3821 (4): 485–495 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Perry L. Wood Jr, Shahrul Anuar, Evan S. H. Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Chan Kin Onn, Alexandra X. Sumarli and Ariel I. Loredo 2015. Repeated evolution of sympatric, palaeoendemic species in closely related, co-distributed lineages of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) across a sky-island archipelago in Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174 (4): 859–876; DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12254 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE;PERRY L. WOOD, JR. & MICHAEL COTA 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Thailand. Zootaxa 3760 (1): 067–078 - get paper here
  • GUO, WEIBO; KAIYA ZHOU, JIE YAN & PENG LI 2015. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from western Yunnan, China. Zootaxa 3974 (3): 377–390 - 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, TRUONG QUANG; QUYEN HANH DO, HANH THI NGO, ANH VAN PHAM,<br />CUONG THE PHAM, MINH DUC LE, & THOMAS ZIEGLER 2020. Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam. Zootaxa 4801 (3): 513–536 - get paper here
  • SUKPRASERT, APISAK; SURAPOP SUTTHIWISES, VIRAYUTH LAUHACHINDA, WUT TAKSINTUM 2018. Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Thailand. Zootaxa 4369 (3): 363–376 - get paper here
  • SUNG, YIK-HEI; WING-HO LEE, HO-NAM NG, YANJIE ZHANG, JIAN-HUAN YANG 2018. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Hong Kong. Zootaxa 4392 (2): 361–373 - get paper here
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