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Luu V.Q.,Forestry University of Vietnam | Nguyen T.Q.,Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources | Do H.Q.,Forestry University of Vietnam | Ziegler T.,Cologne Zoo
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

We describe a new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus based on two adult specimens from Huong Son limestone forest, Hanoi, Vietnam. Cyrtodactylus huongsonensis sp. nov. is distinguished from the remaining Indochinese bent-toed geckos by a combination of the following characters: medium-sized, with a maximum SVL of 89.8 mm; dorsal pattern consisting of dark nuchal loop, neck band and five in part irregular transverse body bands between limbs; two enlarged lateral chinshields in contact with first postmental pair; dorsal tubercles present on occiput, body, forearms, hind limbs and tail base; 14-16 irregularly running dorsal tubercle rows; ventrals in 41-48 longitudinal rows at midbody; lateral skin folds present, without interspersed tubercles; six precloacal pores plus in total 17 femoral pores in males, which are separated by 8-12 poreless scales; enlarged femoral scales and precloacal scales present; three postcloacal spurs in males; subcaudal scales transversely enlarged. This is the 24th species of Cyrtodactylus known from Vietnam. © 2011 Magnolia Press. Source

David P.,CNRS Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution Institute | Nguyen T.Q.,Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources | Schneider N.,AG Zoologischer Garten Cologne | Ziegler T.,AG Zoologischer Garten Cologne
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

A new species of the gekkonid genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827, Cyrtodactylus teyniei spec. nov., is described based on a single adult female from Borikhamxay Province, central Laos. It is distinguished from any other Cyrtodactylus species by the combination of the following characters: (1) SVL 89.9 mm, (2) longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles 19, (3) ventral scales in 38 rows between ventrolateral skin folds, (4) ventrolateral skin folds without tubercles, (5) enlarged femoral and precloacal scales 54 (precloacal scales 8, plus 23 femoral scales on each side), (6) precloacal depression lacking, (7) precloacal pores 14, (8) subdigital lamellae under the firth toe 19-20, (9) enlarged median subcaudals, and (10) nuchal band absent, dorsum with blotched pattern. An extended comparison with other species of the genus Cyrtodactylus, in particular species recently described from Laos and Vietnam, is provided. Cyrtodactylus teyniei spec. nov. is the seventh species of Cyrtodactylus known to occur in Laos. Copyright © 2011 · Magnolia Press. Source

Csorba G.,Hungarian Natural History Museum | Son N.T.,Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources | Saveng I.,Royal University of Phnom Penh | Furey N.M.,Fauna and Flora International | Furey N.M.,University of Aberdeen
Journal of Mammalogy | Year: 2011

Based on a series of specimens collected in Cambodia and Vietnam, this paper describes 3 new species of tube-nosed bats belonging to the Murina "suilla-group" (Vespertilionidae: Murininae). We provide detailed accounts of their external and craniodental morphology, including a suite of standard measurements, and compare the new taxa with all other members of the group currently recognized in Southeast Asia. The 1st new species was previously included in M. tubinaris (Scully, 1881) but is considered distinct due to differences in external and craniodental features. This new species is widespread in continental Southeast Asia and relatively well represented in museum collections, whereas the other new species are known only from a few specimens collected at scattered localities. The new taxa are known only from forested areas, which highlights the incompleteness of existing knowledge and strong potential for further discoveries in the region. © 2011 American Society of Mammalogists. Source

Van P.,Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources | Averyanov L.V.,RAS Komarov Botanical Institute
Taiwania | Year: 2012

The new species Hoya lockii (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) was discovered in the Thua Thien-Hue Province of central Vietnam and is here described and illustrated. The morphological characters of H. lockii and its closely related species H. multiflora Blume are compared. Hoya lockii differs from H. multiflora in being pubescent in all parts of the plant except for the leaf blade and the corona, as well as in having white-opalescent corolla lobes and mucronate apex of corona lobes. Source

Nguyen A.D.,Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

The millipede tribe Tonkinosomatini Jeekel, 1968 is reviewed based on literature and fresh material. This tribe comprises two genera: Sellanucheza Enghoff et al., 2004 and Tonkinosoma Jeekel, 1953, including 6 species distributed in southern China and northern Vietnam. Among them, two new species are described from Vietnam, Sellanucheza hoffmani, sp. n., and Tonkinosoma jeekeli, sp. n. A key to all species of Tonkinosomatini and a map of their distribution are also provided for Vietnam fauna. © 2011 Magnolia Press. Source

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