Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 26th, 2010
|The eighth species of gecko has been found in Vietnam (Huu Lien, Lang Son Province and Sapa, Lao Cai Province) by Vietnamese and Germany scientists.
(Photo: Quang Truong).
The newest species of gecko found in Vietnam will be named after assistant professor Le Xuan Canh from the Institute for Ecology and Creature Resources to acknowledge his contribution in biodiversity research in Vietnam – Geko canhi roesler Nguyen, Doan, Ho, Nguyen & Ziegler, 2010. This new species of gecko has been announced in the Zootaxa magazine. It is the third species of gecko to be discovered in the last two years in the north, besides Goniurosaurus catbaensis on Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong city and Goniurosaurus huulienensis in Huu Lien, Lang Son in 2008. Credit: VietNamNet Bridge.