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Hemiphyllodactylus flaviventris SUKPRASERT, SUTTHIWISES, LAUHACHINDA & TAKSINTUM, 2018

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Yellow-bellied Dwarf Gecko
Thai Ching Chok Khao Sung Thong Lueang 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus flaviventris SUKPRASERT, SUTTHIWISES, LAUHACHINDA & TAKSINTUM 2018
Hemiphyllodactylus aviventris — GRISMER et al. 2020: 172 (Fig. 1, in error) 
DistributionE Thailand (Chanthaburi)

Type locality: Makham District, Chanthaburi Province, eastern Thailand  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZMKU TM001209N (Kasetsart University, Thailand), adult male, collected by Apisak Sukprasert on November 12, 2016. Paratypes. Five adult female specimens (ZMKU TM001204N–ZMKU TM001208N) were collected on the same date and same location as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Hemiphyllodactylus flaviventris sp. nov. can be diagnosed by the following combination of characteristics: (1) a bisexual taxon; (2) a SVL of 38.72 mm in male and a maximum SVL of 39.24 mm in females; (3) 7–10 chin scales; (4) 5 circumnasal scales; (5) 1–5 scales between supranasals; (6) 9–12 supralabials; (7) 8–11 infralabials; (8) 16–18 dorsal scale rows; (9) 8–10 ventral scale rows; (10) lamellar formula on forefoot 4-4-4-4; (11) lamellar formula on hindfoot 4-5-5-5; (12) femoral pores absent in both sexes, 9 precloacal pores in male; (13) 1 or 2 cloacal spurs on each side present in both sexes; (14) dark postorbital stripe; and (15) no anteriorly projecting arms of postsacral mark. 
CommentDistribution: for a map see Grismer et al. 2020: 172 (Fig. 1, with the name erroneously given as “aviventris”). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet flaviventris is a combination derived from the Latin words flavi meaning yellow, and ventris meaning belly, referring to the yellow or cream belly of this species. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • YUSHCHENKO, P. V., GRISMER, L. L., BRAGIN, A. M., LE XUAN, D. A. C., & POYARKOV, N. A. 2023. A new species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a lowland monsoon forest in Southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 5306 (5): 537-550 - 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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