A new species of bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus phnomchiensis) and a very rare one has been found at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences said in a press release issued on Tuesday (April 14).
The species was discovered by Wild Earth Allies Biologist Thy Neang during Wild Earth Allies field surveys in June-July 2019 on an isolated mountain named Phnom Chi in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary when he encountered an unusual species of bent-toed gecko, the press release said.
“It was an extremely unexpected discovery. No one thought there were undescribed species in Prey Lang,” Neang said.
In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/04/14/bent-toed-gecko-species-discovered-in-cambodia