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.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.