Description of a New Species of the genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Karst of North Central Vietnam

Quang Xuan Hoang, Nikolai L. Orlov, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Andrew Grieser Johns, Thao Ngoc Hoang, Vinh Quang Dau

Abstract


This paper describes a new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus. Cyrtodactylus chauquangensis sp. nov. occurs in the karst of Quy Hop District, Nghe An Province (North Central Vietnam). It can be distinguished from all other Cyrtodactylus species occurring in Vietnam by a combination of characters: the number of pre-anal pores, the presence or absence of femoral pores or larger femoral scales, scales across the abdomen in the middle of the body, interorbital scales, snout-vent length, proportions of the body and color pattern.

Keywords


Gekkonidae; Cyrtodactylus sp. nov.; Indochina; North Central Vietnam

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