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Hemiphyllodactylus zayuensis JIANG, WANG & CHE, 2020

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesChinese: 察隅半叶趾虎
E: Zayü Slender Gecko 
SynonymHemiphyllodactylus zayuensis JIANG, WANG & CHE in CHE et al. 2020
Hemiphyllodactylus yunnanensis: SHI et al. 2011: 131 
DistributionChina (Tibet)

Type locality: town of Lower Zayü, Zayü, Tibet (28.590028° N, 97.015900° E, 1518 m  
TypesHolotype: KIZ 045786, a male, collected on September 28, 2016, by Ke JIANG and Yufan WANG.
Paratypes: KIZ 014060 (one male), KIZ 014061 and KIZ 014063 (two females), collected as same locality as holotype in June, 2017, by Ke JIANG, Shuai WANG, and Jingsong SHI. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: (1) small body size, SVL 43-44 mm in males (n=2), SVL 43-46 mm in females (n=2); (2) 7-10 chin scales; (3) 3-4 scales between supranasals; (4) 10-11 supralabials, 8-9 infralabials; (5) 4 subdigital lamellae on the first finger, a forefoot lamellar formula of 3-3( 4 )-3( 4)-3( 4 ); (6) 4 subdigital lamellae on the first toe, a hindfoot lamellar formula of 3-4-4-4; (7) precloacal and femoral pore series continuous, 24- 26 in total; and (8) the base of tail enlarged in males, and 1 cloacal spur present on each side. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Che J, Jiang K, Yan F, Zhang Y. 2020. Amphibians and Reptiles in Tibet––Diversity and Evolution. Science Press, Beijing, China. 803 pp
  • SHI Lei; LIN Xuan-Long; ZHAO Hui 2011. New Record of Hemiphyllodactylus yunnanensis to Xizang Autonomous Region,China. Chinese Journal of Zoology 46 (1): 131 - get paper here
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