A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the karst forest of northern Laos

Title
A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the karst forest of northern Laos
Authors
Schneider, N; Nguyen, TQ; Le, MD; Nophaseud, L; Bonkowski, M; Ziegler, T
Keywords
CAVE-DWELLING GECKO; BANG-NATIONAL-PARK; SOUTHERN VIETNAM; IRREGULARIS COMPLEX; TRUONG SON; PROVINCE; THAILAND; GRAY; PHYLOGENY; TAXONOMY
Issue Date
2014
Publisher
ZOOTAXA
Citation
ZOOTAXA;Zootaxa;09-Jul;2014;3835;1
Abstract
We describe a new species of the gekkonid genus Cyrtodactylus on the basis of two specimens collected from limestone forests of Luang Prabang Province, northern Laos. Morphologically, the new species is distinguishable from its congeners by a combination of the following diagnostic characters: maximum SVL 86.1 mm; supralabials 9 or 10; infralabials 7-9; dorsal tubercles in 15 or 16 rows at midbody; ventral scale rows 34-36 at midbody; precloacal groove absent; femoral scales not distinctly enlarged; precloacal pores absent in females (unknown in males); subdigital lamellae under the fourth finger 18 or 19, under the fourth toe 18-20; subcaudals not transversally enlarged; dorsal bands white, 4 or 5 between limb insertions plus another one between hind limbs; tail banded. Based on molecular analyses, the new species is clustered in the same clade with C. wayakonei and two other species from Luang Prabang and Houaphan provinces.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2289
ISSN
1175-5334
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