New Species of Gecko Named in Honour of The Rufford Foundation

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 11:51

Cyrtodactylus rufford, a new cave-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos, the new species is named in honour of the Rufford Foundation (UK) for its support to herpetofaunal research and conservation in Laos. The species epithet is to be treated as a noun in apposition, invariable. As common names, we suggest Ki Chiem Rufford (Laotian) and Rufford Bent-toed Gecko (English).

To read more visit http://www.rufford.org/projects/vinh_quang_luu_1 and read his latest publication Zootaxa 4067 (2): 185-199