Friday, December 26, 2014

[Herpetology • 2014] Cyrtodactylus jaegeri • A New Species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, Laos


Cyrtodactylus jaegeri
 Luu, Calame, Bonkowski, Nguyen & Ziegler, 2014

ABSTRACT 
We describe a new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus based on two adult specimens from Khammouane Province, Laos. Cyrtodactylus jaegeri sp. nov. is distinguished from the remaining Indochinese bent-toed geckos by a combination of the following characters: a moderately sized Cyrtodactylus with a maximum SVL reaching 68.5 mm; dorsal pattern consisting of a dark nuchal loop and four narrow brown body bands between limb insertions; dorsal tubercles in 15-17 irregular rows; ventrals in 31-32 longitudinal rows at midbody; lateral skin folds present with interspersed tubercles; precloacal-femoral pores 44 in the male, in a continuous series; enlarged femoral scales and precloacal scales present; postcloacal tubercles 3-6; subcaudals transversely enlarged. Cyrtodactylus jaegeri sp. nov. is the ninth species of Cyrtodactylus known from Laos.

Key words: Cyrtodactylus jaegeri sp. nov., Indochina, karst forest, morphology, taxonomy



 Vinh Quang Luu, Thomas Calame, Michael Bonkowski, Truong Quang Nguyen and Thomas Ziegler. 2014. A New Species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, Laos. Zootaxa. 3760(1):54-66. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3760.1.3
http://www.rufford.org/files/Zootaxa%203760%20(1)%20054%E2%80%93066.pdf


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