Cnemaspis boiei (GRAY, 1842)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis boiei?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Boie’s day gecko|
|Synonym||Goniodactylus boei GRAY 1842: 58 (error typographicus)|
Gonatodes boiei — BOULENGER 1885: 72
Cnemaspis boiei — SMITH 1935: 75, 176
Cnemaspis boiei — WERMUTH 1965
Cnemaspis boei [sic] — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Cnemaspis) boei [sic] — RÖSLER 2000: 62
Type locality: India
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1962.181; Lectotype (designated by MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007): BMNH 1962.181A (male), 35.3 mm SVL, “India”|
|Comment||This species is only known from its types which have no precise locality data. Its taxonomic status is hence unclear.|
Cnemaspis boiei differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 38.8 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 4 scales; ventrals, 117; dorsal scales homogeneous; spine-like tubercles absent on flank; gular, pectoral and abdominal scales smooth; pectoral and abdominal scales juxtaposed; no femoral or preanal pores in either sex; subcaudals on median row enlarged, subequal; enlarged tubercles absent on base of tail; supralabials to angle of jaws, 6; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 17.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||Named after Friedrich Boie (1789-1870) or his brother Heinrich Boie (1794-1827), German naturalists. See Irsch (2008) for short biographies.|