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Hemiphyllodactylus serpispecus ELIADES, PHIMMACHAK, SIVONGXAY, SILER & STUART, 2019

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus serpispecus ELIADES, PHIMMACHAK, SIVONGXAY, SILER & STUART 2019 
DistributionLaos (Houaphanh Province)

Type locality: Tham Ngou Leium Cave, Viengxay District, Houaphanh Province, Laos, 20.40725°N, 104.23068°E, WGS84 (Fig. 1A), 889 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: NUOL 00476 (field number BLS 17278), adult male, collected 19 September 2015 by BLS, SP, Fongfany Lybounyasao, and Phousavanh Inthapanya. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Hemiphyllodactylus serpispecus sp. nov. can be distinguished from all congeners by having the following combination of characters: supralabials 11; infralabials nine; precloacofemoral pores 11 in males (females unknown); subdigital lamellae on Fingers II–V 3-4-4-4; total lamellae on hand 15; subdigital lamellae on Toes II–V 3-4-4-5; total lamellae on foot 16; dorsal scales across midbody within one orbital diameter 26; ventral scales across midbody within one orbital diameter 10; cloacal spurs two; chin scales seven; and internasals two. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the Latin serpens for snake and specus for cave, in reference to the type locality of Tham Ngou Leium, which means “Python Cave” in the Lao language. 
  • ELIADES, SAMUEL J.; SOMPHOUTHONE PHIMMACHAK, NIANE SIVONGXAY, CAMERON D. SILER, BRYAN L. STUART 2019. Two new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Laos. Zootaxa 4577 (1): 131–147 - 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
  • 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
  • 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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