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Hemiphyllodactylus dupanglingensis ZHANG, QIAN & YANG, 2020

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Dupangling Slender Gecko
Chinese: 都庞岭半叶趾虎 (Du Pang Ling Ban Ye Zhi Hu) 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus dupanglingensis ZHANG, QIAN & YANG in ZHANG et al. 2020: 186 
DistributionChina (Hunan, likely in neighboring Guangxi)

Type locality: Hunan Dupangling National Nature Reserve (25°34'23.23" N, 111°23'21" E; 437 m a.s.l.) (Figure 2 in Zhang et al. 2020).  
TypesHolotype. CSUFT 00402 (Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China), adult male collected by Benjun WANG on 10 August 2018.
Paratypes. CSUFT 00403, 00404, 00405, three adult males, were collected by Benjun WANG from August to September 2018 in Hunan Dupangling National Nature Reserve (25°34'23.23" N, 111°23'21" E; 437 m a.s.l.). CSUFT 00401, one adult female, and CSUFT 00406, one adult male, were collected by Bing ZHANG and Jifu ZHOU on August 21, 2019, in Hunan Dupangling National Nature Reserve (25°34'23.23" N, 111°23'21" E; 437 m a.s.l.) (Figure 3). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Hemiphylodactylus dupanglingensis sp. nov. can be distinguished from all its congeners by a combination of following characters: (1) bisexual, presence of both males and females; (2) medium body size (SVL 39.4–44.7 mm in adult males, 40.8 mm in one adult female); (3) 9–11 chin scales; (4) postmental scales enlarged; (5) 3–4 circumnasal scales; (6) 2–3 scales between internasals; (7) 9–12 infralabials, 11–14 supralabials; (8) 14–16 dorsal scales and 10–11 ventral scales longitudinally arranged at midbody contained with one eye diameter; (9) a manual lamellar formula of 4-5-5-4 (n = 1) or 4-4-5-4 (n = 4), a pedal lamellar formula of 4-5-5-5 (n = 4) or 5-6-6-4 (n = 1); (10) four or five subdigital lamellae on first finger and first toe; (11) 21–25 continuous precloacal and femoral pores in males; (12) cloacal spurs 1–2; (13) no enlarged subcaudal scales; (14) dark transverse blotches on dorsal; (15) dark postorbital stripe present; (16) a linear series of white spots present on flank; (17) postsacral marking lack anterior projecting arms; and (18) pigmented gonadal tracts and caecum (Zhang et al. 2020). 
EtymologyThe scientific name “dupanglingensis” is derived from its type locality Dupangling in Huna n province 
  • GAO, ZHIWEI; TIANYU QIAN, JIANPING JIANG, DEJIA HOU, XUEJIAN DENG & DAODE YANG. 2022. Species diversity and distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Hunan Province, China. Biodiversity Science 30 (2): 21290, 1–15 - get paper here
  • Luu VQ, Nguyen TH, Do QH, Pham CT, Hoang TT, Nguyen TQ, Le MD, Ziegler T, Grismer JL, Grismer LL 2023. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Ha Giang Province, Vietnam. ZooKeys 1167: 353-382 - get paper here
  • ZHANG, Bing; Tianyu QIAN; Xiangjin JIANG; Bo CAI; Xuejian DENG and Daode YANG 2020. A New Species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Reptilia: Squamata) from Hunan Province, China. Asian Herpetological Research 11 (3): 183–193; DOI: 10.16373/j.cnki.ahr.190066 - get paper here
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