Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[Herpetology • 2011] ตุกแกบินลายสามแถบ Ptychozoon trinotaterra Brown, 1999 (Squamata; Gekkonidae): Rediscovery in Thailand

The parachute gecko Ptychozoon trinotaterra, known so far only from its type series which includes specimens from two geographically distant localities in northeastern Thailand and central Vietnam, has been rediscovered in Thailand. The morphological observations made on the new specimens confirm that the Vietnamese and Thai populations are conspecific.

Kirati Kunya, Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Pitak Sairum and Apirat Taokratok. 2011. Squamata, Gekkonidae, Ptychozoon trinotaterra Brown, 1999: Rediscovery in Thailand. Check List. 7(6); 820-822

Brown, R. M. 1999. New species of parachute gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Genus Ptychozoon) from northeastern Thailand and central Vietnam. Copeia 1999(4): 990-1001.