A New Species of the Genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 and Redescription of Cyrtodactylus paradoxus (Darevsky et Szczerbak, 1997) [Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae] from South Vietnam

Nikolai L. Orlov, Truong Quang Nguyen, Roman A. Nazarov, Natalia B. Ananjeva, Sang Ngoc Nguyen

Abstract


This paper describes a new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus. Cyrtodactylus caovansungi sp. nov. occuring in the Ninh Thuan Province (South Vietnam). It can be distinguished from all other Cyrtodactylus species distributed in Vietnam by a male with well developed nine V-shaped preanal pores. There are 8 enlarged femoral scales on each side; however femoral pores are present only on three of them, located closer to the knee bend. Roundish-triangular dorsal tubercles with well keels are placed at 16 – 18 not regular longitudinal rows.

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naked-toes geckos; Cyrtodactylus sp. nov.; taxonomy; new species; redescription; Cyrtodactylus paradoxus; Vietnam; Ninh Thuan and Kien Giang provinces

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