Sunday, September 30, 2012

[Herpetology • 2010] Vietnam Gecko | Gekko vietnamensis • A new poreless species of Gekko Laurenti, 1768 (Gekkonidae: Squamata) from An Giang Province, southern Vietnam


Vietnam Gecko | Gekko vietnamensis Sang 2010

Abstract
A new poreless gecko, Gekko vietnamensis sp. nov., is described from an isolated hill in southern Vietnam. The new species is characterized by a medium size (SVL up to 91 mm); rostral touching nostril; 11–12 supralabials, 10–11 infralabials; body slender with four unclear transverse bands on the back and 28–30 scales across mid-belly; lack of precloacal and femoral pores, no enlarged femoral scales; 18–20 undivided transverse lamellae under the fourth toe; digits free; and tail longer than snout-vent length with enlarged undivided transverse subcaudal scales.
Key words: Gekkonidae, Gekko vietnamensis sp. nov., morphology, Vietnam


Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler & Truong Quang; 2010. New discoveries of amphibians and reptiles from Vietnam. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 137–147 

Sang, Nguyen Ngoc 2010. A new poreless species of Gekko Laurenti, 1768 (Gekkonidae: Squamata) from An Giang Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa. 2501: 54–60 

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