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HKBU scholar names new gecko species unique to Hong Kong

浸大學者發現香港獨有新種壁虎並為其命名 下周一與傳媒分享

The research group led by Dr Sung Yik-hei, Lecturer of the Department of Biology of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has described and named a new species of gecko endemic to Hong Kong. The species description was published in an international scientific journal on the study of taxonomy.

This species of gecko is only found in Hong Kong and is probably a threatened species. It is small in length, making its identification difficult. It is currently the smallest gecko species known in Hong Kong.

Dr Sung Yik-hei will meet the media on Monday to announce the name of the new species, and to introduce details of the species.

Details of the sharing session:

Date:      11 June 2018 (Monday)
Time:      11 am
Venue:      SCT 909, 9/F, Cha Chi-ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus (old campus), HKBU, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Mainly in Cantonese

Remarks: A newly described species is a species previously unknown to Science, in other words, it has been discovered on Earth for the first time. The person who describes it has the right to name it.


You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above event.

香港浸會大學生物系講師宋亦希博士率領的團隊,發現了香港一種壁虎新品種,並為其命名,是項發現已獲國際學術期刊刊登。

壁虎俗稱「檐蛇」或「四腳蛇」,是蜥蜴的一類。宋博士發現的新品種只在香港出現,亦可能是易受威脅的物種,由於身型細小,專家也不容易為其分類,是本港現時已知體型最小的壁虎品種。

宋博士將於下周一與傳媒會面,公佈新品種的名字,以及介紹新品種的特點。詳情如下:

日期:    2018年6月11日(星期一)
時間:    上午11時
地點:    九龍塘窩打老道 浸會大學善衡校園(舊校)
       查濟民科學大樓  九樓SCT909室
語言:    廣東話為主

註:在科學界中,從未被描述過或首次在地球上被發現的生物新品種,其發現者擁有命名權。


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