Cnemaspis australis MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis australis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis australis MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007|
|Distribution||SW India (Tamil Nadu)|
Type locality: “Tinnevelly” (= Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu State, south-western India), Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: BMNH 188.8.131.52 (male), 30.4 mm SVL; purchased from Col. Beddome (formerly a syntype of Cnemaspis tropidogaster).|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The species name ‘australis’ is Latin for ‘southern’; an allusion to the type locality being very nearly at the southernmost tip of the Indian peninsula.|
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