Cnemaspis clivicola MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis clivicola?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis clivicola MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007|
Cnemaspis cf. clivicola — KOTTAWA-ARACHCHI & GAMAGE 2015
Type locality: Nanu Oya, Nuwara Eliya District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, 06º56’30”N, 80º44’30”E, 1623 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: WHT 7204 (male), 36.6 mm SVL, coll. S. Batuwita, 11 August, 2005.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cnemaspis clivicola differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 40.9 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 4 scales including medial scale; ventrals, 128–144; ventral scales across mid-body, 20–26; dorsal scales heterogeneous; a row of 10–15 irregular spine-like tubercles present on flank; ventrals keeled; 3 or 4 preanal pores, 4 femoral pores on each side; subcaudals in median series not enlarged, keeled; supralabials to angle of jaws 7 or 8; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes 17–19; (in life) dorsum grey, with a series of seven W-shaped markings; a narrow interorbital band. [from MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The species name is Latin for ‘inhabitant of the hills’, an allusion to the montane type locality of this species.|