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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCnemaspis aceh ISKANDAR, MCGUIRE & AMARASINGHE 2017 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra: Aceh)

Type locality: Krueng Teunom, Sarah Raya Village, Aceh Jaya, Aceh, Indonesia, 67 m (4°40’ 07’’ N, 96°00’ 32’’ E),  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MZB 12998, Female, , SVL 30.7 mm, collected on 18 July 2007 by M. Kamsi. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Cnemaspis aceh sp. nov. differs from all other Southeast Asian diminutive Cnemaspis in having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 30.7 mm; each postmental bounded by four scales; dorsal scales keeled; six spine-like tubercles on flank; gular scales keeled; pectoral scales and abdominal scales keeled; ventral scales of thigh smooth; subcaudals keeled, scales on median row enlarged and keeled; seven supralabials; 18 lamellae under fourth toe. The number of precloacal or femoral pores is unknown because the holotype is female.
Cnemaspis aceh sp. nov. is most similar to C. dezwaani, but it can be distinguished from this species (characters in parenthe- ses) by having six (four) spine-like tubercles on flank and no marblings on dorsum (dark brown marblings present sides of vertebral stripe). 
CommentHabitat: primary rain forests. The holotype was found in a crevice on a tree trunk during daytime.

Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet refers to the region inhabited by this species, Aceh, the northernmost province of Sumatra Island, Indonesia, formed here as an invariable noun in apposition. 
  • Iskandar, Djoko T.; Jimmy A. McGuire, and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2017. Description of Five New Day Geckos of Cnemaspis kandiana Group (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra and Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 51 (1): 142-153 - get paper here
  • LEE, JUSTIN L.; ARYEH H. MILLER, GEORGE R. ZUG, DANIEL G. MULCAHY 2019. The discovery of Rock Geckos Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 4661 (1): 040–064 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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