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Panitvong N.,Kasetsart University | Sumontha M.,Ranong Marine Fisheries Station | Konlek K.,Wildlife research division | Kunya K.,Nakhonratchasima Zoo
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

A new species, Gekko lauhachindai sp. nov. is described from Saraburi Province in central Thailand. It is a member of the mid-sized Gekko petricolus group and within this group it is probably most closely related to G. grossmanni Günther, 1994, G. scientiadventura Rösler et al., 2005, G. russelltraini Ngo et al., 2009, and G. takouensis Ngo & Gamble, 2010 with which it shares a similar dorsal pattern. The new species is distinguished from its congeners by its moderate size (SVL at least to 98 mm) and slender body, rostral participation in the nostril border, precloacal pores 12-14, femoral pores absent, dorsal tubercle rows 14, snout less than 1.5 times eye diameter, presence of "I" shaped rostral groove, interorbital scale rows 36-40, digit I and IV of pes with 13 and 13-15 enlarged subdigital scansors, respectively, and dorsal pattern of large bright spots dorsally that may be expanded to 5-6 whitish narrow cross bars intersected by a bright mid-dorsal dotted line from nape to sacrum. The new species is one of many recently described Southeast Asian geckos that appear to be restricted to limestone caves. It is the seventh species of Gekko known from Thailand and the third Gekko occurring in sympatry in the karst forests of Chalermphrakiat District, Saraburi Province, central Thailand. © 2010 Magnolia Press.


Sumontha M.,Ranong Marine Fisheries Station | Pauwels O.S.G.,Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique | Kunya K.,Nakhonratchasima Zoo | Limlikhitaksorn C.,Kaeng Krachan National Park | And 4 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

A new species of Parachute Gecko, Ptychozoon kaengkrachanense sp. nov., is described from montane evergreen forest in Kaeng Krachan National Park, western Thailand. It differs from all known Ptychozoon species by having three dark dorsal chevrons between limbs insertions, homogeneous dorsal scalation without enlarged scales, original tail without long terminal flap, supranasals widely in contact, a continuous series of 14-19 enlarged precloacofemoral scales, bearing 13-17 pores in males, the absence of a predigital notch in the preantebrachial cutaneous expansion and the presence of cutaneous expansions on sides of head. It is the eighth species described in the genus and the only species of Ptychozoon endemic to Thailand. Copyright © 2012 · Magnolia Press.


Pauwels O.S.G.,Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique | Sumontha M.,Ranong Marine Fisheries Station | Kunya K.,Nakhonratchasima Zoo | Nitikul A.,Khao Phra Thaeo Non hunting Area | And 3 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

We describe a new lowland forest-dwelling species of the genus Acanthosaura from Phuket Island and the Phuket moun-tain range in southwestern Thailand. Acanthosaura phuketensis sp. nov., the 11th species in the genus, seems most closely related to A. crucigera from Myanmar and western Thailand and A. cardamomensis from the Cardamom Mountains, but can be differentiated from them by a combination of morphological and coloration characteristics. This new discovery stresses the importance of preserving the last forest patches remaining on Phuket Island, home to three other squamate endemics. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


Kunya K.,Nakhonratchasima Zoo | Panmongkol A.,Doi Suthep Pui National Park | Pauwels O.S.G.,Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique | Sumontha M.,Ranong Marine Fisheries Station | And 3 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2014

We describe a new forest-dwelling Cyrtodactylus from Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Cyrtodactylus doisuthep sp. nov. is characterized by a maximal known SVL of 90.5 mm; 19 or 20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; a continuous series of 34 or 35 enlarged femoro-precloacal scales, including six or seven pitted scales on each femur (male and females) separated by a diastema from six pitted (females) or pore-bearing (male) precloacal scales; no precloacal groove or depression; transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and six or seven irregular thin beige dorsal bands between limb insertions.


Sumontha M.,Ranong Marine Fisheries Station | Pauwels O.S.G.,Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique | Kunya K.,Nakhonratchasima Zoo | Nitikul A.,Khao Phra Thaeo Non hunting Area | And 2 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2012

We describe a new sylvicolous Cyrtodactylus Gray from Phuket Island, southwestern peninsular Thailand, having a banded pattern, precloacal groove, continuous series of enlarged pore-bearing femoro-precloacal scales, and strongly developed tuberculation-characters that distinguish it from all congeneric taxa except C. macrotuberculatus Grismer & Ahmad, 2008 from Peninsular Malaysia, from which it can be separated mainly by having three instead of four dark bands between the limb insertions and a precloacal groove in females. Copyright © 2012 Magnolia Press.


PubMed | Doi Suthep Pui National Park, Ranong Marine Fisheries Station, Nakhonratchasima Zoo, Ronphibun Hospital and 2 more.
Type: | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2014

We describe a new forest-dwelling Cyrtodactylus from Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Cyrtodactylus doisuthep sp. nov. is characterized by a maximal known SVL of 90.5 mm; 19 or 20 longitudinal rows of dorsal tubercles; a continuous series of 34 or 35 enlarged femoro-precloacal scales, including six or seven pitted scales on each femur (male and females) separated by a diastema from six pitted (females) or pore-bearing (male) precloacal scales; no precloacal groove or depression; transversely enlarged subcaudal scales; and six or seven irregular thin beige dorsal bands between limb insertions.


PubMed | La Sierra University, Ranong Marine Fisheries Station, Nakhonratchasima Zoo, Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique and 2 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

We describe a new lowland forest-dwelling species of the genus Acanthosaura from Phuket Island and the Phuket mountain range in southwestern Thailand. Acanthosaura phuketensis sp. nov., the 11th species in the genus, seems most closely related to A. crucigera from Myanmar and western Thailand and A. cardamomensis from the Cardamom Mountains, but can be differentiated from them by a combination of morphological and coloration characteristics. This new discovery stresses the importance of preserving the last forest patches remaining on Phuket Island, home to three other squamate endemics.


PubMed | Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique, La Sierra University, siamensis.org, Ranong Marine Fisheries Station and Nakhonratchasima Zoo
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zootaxa | Year: 2015

We describe a new lowland forest-dwelling Cyrtodactylus from Suk Samran District, Ranong Province, southern peninsular Thailand, having a blotched dorsal pattern, a continuous series of poreless enlarged femoral and precloacal scales, 18-20 regularly arranged dorsal tubercle rows, no precloacal groove, no transversely enlarged subcaudal plates and a maximal known snout-vent length of 59.6 mm. Cyrtodactylus ranongensis sp. nov. seems closely related to C. quadrivirgatus, but is readily distinguished from it by having 35-40 ventral scale rows, a reddish iris, heavy dorsal mottling, and lacking longitudinal dark-brown elements in its dorsal pattern.


Grismer L.L.,La Sierra University | Sumontha M.,Ranong Marine Fisheries Station | Cota M.,Thailand Natural History Museum | Grismer J.L.,Villanova University | And 3 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

A taxonomic revision of Cnemaspis siamensis (Smith 1925) revealed it to be a complex composed of four species: C. siamensis (Smith 1925) which occurs on Ko Tao Island, Surat Thani Province and on the peninsula ranges from Khao Mod, Surat Thani Province in the south, northward east of the Tenasserim Mountains to Kaeng Krachan National Park, Phetchaburi Province; C. chanardi sp. nov. ranging from Tai Rom Yen National Park, Surat Thani Province in the north, southward through the western foothills of the Nakhon Si Thammarat and Sankalakhiri Mountains to Phuphaphet Cave, Satun Province and westward to Khlong Thom District, Krabi Province; C. vandeventeri sp. nov. ranging from Kapur District, Ranong Province southward to at least Khlong Had Sompen, District, Ranong Province west of the Tenasserim and Phuket Mountains and possibly all the way to Phuket Island; and C. kamolnorranathi sp. nov. restricted to the northwestern section of the Itshmus of Kra, ranging from Tham Khao Sonk, Thachana District, Surat Thani Province southward to Tai Rom Yen National Park, Surat Thani Province. These species are easily separated from one another on the basis of their unique combination of having or lacking precloacal pores, dark gular markings, a series of lightly colored bars on the flanks, and a lightly colored, prescapular crescent as well as other aspects of squamation. Four additional new species from western and southern Thailand are also described: C. huaseesom sp. nov. from Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi Province; C. punctatonuchalis sp. nov. from Thap Sakae District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province; C. narathiwatensis sp. nov. ranging from Waeng District, Narathiwat Province south to Bang Lang, Yala Province; and C. niyomwanae sp. nov. from Thum Khao Ting, Palean District, Trang Province, Thailand. These species are differentiated from each other and all other Cnemaspis on the basis of their unique combinations of color pattern and squamation characters. This brings the total number of species of Cnemaspis in Thailand from five to 12 and continues to illustrate that the unrealized diversity in this group is a function of unfocused collecting efforts coupled with poor taxonomy. Copyright © 2010.


Bauer A.M.,Villanova University | Kunya K.,Nakhonratchasima Zoo | Sumontha M.,Ranong Marine Fisheries Station | Pauwels O.S.G.,Institute Royal Des Science Naturelles Of Belgique | And 2 more authors.
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

A new cave-dwelling species of Cyrtodactylus is described from Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand. Cyrtodactylus dumnuii sp. nov. may be distinguished from all other congeners by the possession of a series of enlarged femoral scales, disjunct precloacal and femoral pores in males (minute precloacal pores variably present in females), a relatively high number (18-22) of closely spaced, regularly arranged dorsal tubercle rows, well-defined non-denticulate ventrolateral folds, transversely enlarged subcaudal plates, and a color pattern of approximately six pairs of alternating light and dark transverse bands on the trunk. It is the nineteenth member of the genus recorded from Thailand and the eighth Thai Cyrtodactylus known to be a facultative troglophile. Copyright © 2010. Magnolia Press.

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