The first record of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch Squamata Gekkonidae from Laos with the description of a new species

Grismer, L.Lee

Zootaxa 2475(17): 55-63

2010


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-5326
Accession: 037477969

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Abstract
A new species of a presumably karst dwelling Rock Gecko, Cnemaspis laoensis sp. nov., is described from Dong Phu Vieng National Protected Area, Savannakhet Province, Laos. Cnemaspis laoensis is differentiated from all other Southeast Asian Cnemaspis in having a unique combination of color pattern (in alcohol) and scale characteristics. Cnemaspis laoensis is the first record of Cnemaspis from Laos and extends the range of this genus appr. 600 km to the northeast. Its presence in Laos underscores the need for continued exploration of karst habitats throughout Indochina were Cnemaspis commonly occur