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Cnemaspis andersonii (ANNANDALE, 1905)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGonatodes andersonii ANNANDALE 1905: 21
Cnemaspis andersonii — MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007 
DistributionIndia (Andaman Archipelago)

Type locality: “Narcondum”, Andaman Archipelago (India), Bay of Bengal.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 15012 (male), 31.5 mm SVL 
CommentDiagnosis Cnemaspis andersonii differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 31.5 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 3 scales including medial scale; dorsal scales heterogeneous; gulars carinate; other ventrals smooth, imbricate; supralabials to angle of jaws, 7; preanal pores 3, femoral pores 4 on each side; no median series of enlarged subcaudals [ 
References
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  • Das, I. & Grismer, L.L. 2003. Two new species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Seribuat Archipelago, Pahang and Johor States, West Malaysia. Herpetologica 59 (4): 544-552 - get paper here
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  • Grismer, L.L. & Das, I. 2006. A new species of gekkonid lizard of the genus Cnemaspis STRAUCH 1887 from Pulau Pemanggil, Johor, West Malaysia. Herpetological Natural History 10 (1): 1-7
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  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 pp.
  • Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum; Batuwita, Sudesh & Pethiyagoda, Rohan 2007. A taxonomic revision of the Sri Lankan day-geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis), with description of new species from Sri Lanka and southern India. Zeylanica 7 (1): 9-122
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
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