A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from northern Laos

Title
A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from northern Laos
Authors
Nguyen, TQ; Botov, A; Le, MD; Nophaseud, L; Zug, G; Bonkowski, M; Ziegler, T
Keywords
1860 SQUAMATA GEKKONIDAE, PHYLOGENY, DIVERSITY, BLEEKER, GECKOS; MODEL
Issue Date
2014
Publisher
ZOOTAXA
Citation
ZOOTAXA;Zootaxa;02-Jul;2014;3827;1
Abstract
A new species of the genus Hemiphyllodactylus is described from Luang Prabang Province, northern Laos. Hemiphyllodactylus kiziriani sp. nov. is distinguished from the remaining congeners by morphology, coloration, and a significant genetic divergence of greater than 20% (ND2 gene). The new species from Laos is characterized by the following features: SVL of adult males 35.1-40.1 mm, of adult females 36.3-40.8 mm; dorsal scale rows 18-27; ventral scale rows 11-15; chin scales bordering mental and first infralabial distinctly enlarged; digital lamellae formulae 3-4-4-4 (forefoot) and 4-4/5-4/5-4 (hindfoot); femoral pores 0-4, total precloacal pores 10-13 in males, 8-10 pitted precloacal scales in females; cloacal spurs present in both sexes; dorsal trunk pattern dark brown with two rows of irregular transverse bands; dark lateral head stripe distinct; upper zone of flank with a dark brown stripe; caecum and gonadal ducts unpigmented.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2290
ISSN
1175-5334
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