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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3760.1.3

A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, Laos

VINH QUANG LUU, THOMAS CALAME, MICHAEL BONKOWSKI, Truong Quang Nguyen, THOMAS ZIEGLER

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.


Keywords


Cyrtodactylus jaegeri sp. nov., Indochina, karst forest, morphology, taxonomy

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