Photographic Records of Reptiles from Yala and Narathiwat Provinces Reveal Seven New Species for Thailand

Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ton Smits, Ian Dugdale, Kanokwan Yimyoo, Tan Van Nguyen, Chatmongkon Suwannapoom, Nikolay A. Poyarkov


We report seven new country records of species of reptiles on the basis of recent herpetological surveys between 2015 – 2019 in southern Thailand: Gekko (Ptychozoon) cicakterbang, Dasia grisea, and Sphenomorphus sungaicolus from Yala Province; Gonocephalus liogaster, Gekko (Sundagekko) browni, Oligodon signatus, and Xenochrophis maculatus from Narathiwat Province. Our recent findings bring the total number of reptiles recorded in Thailand to 452 species. Furthermore, our results suggest that further intensified herpetological research efforts and international collaborations are required to increase our knowledge on the herpetofaunal diversity in the tropical rain forests of southern Thailand near the border with peninsular Malaysia.


Gonocephalus liogaster; Gekko cicaktebang; Gekko browni; Dasia grisea; Sphenomorphus sungaicolus; Oligodon signatus; Xenochrophis maculatus; new records; distribution; taxonomy; southern Thailand

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