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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 39, No. 3, 2018, pp. 202-219
Bioline Code: zr18019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 39, No. 3, 2018, pp. 202-219

 en A new karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus check for this species in other resources ) from Xiangkhoang Province, northeastern Laos
Nazarov, Roman A.; Pauwels, Olivier S.G.; Konstantinov, Evgeniy L.; Chulisov, Anatoliy S.; Orlov, Nikolai L. & Poyarkov, Nikolay A.

Abstract

We describe a new karst-dwelling Cyrtodactylus from Ban Thathom, Xiangkhoang Province, northeastern Laos. The new species can be distinguished from other congeners by having four dark dorsal bands between limb insertions, a discontinuous nuchal loop, 10 precloacal pores in males or 10–12 precloacal pits (females) separated by a diastema from a series of enlarged femoral scales bearing 18 or 19 pores (male) or 8–10 pits (females) along each femur, 14–18 dorsal tubercle rows at midbody, no precloacal groove, 30–36 midbody scale rows across belly between ventrolateral skin folds, transversely enlarged subcaudal plates, and a maximal known snout-vent length of 75.5 mm. Our description brings to 22 the number of Cyrtodactylus species recorded from Laos.

Keywords
Indochinese region; Karst; Limestone; Herpetology; Taxonomy; New species

 
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