Bent-toed gecko species discovered in Cambodia

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.

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