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Cnemaspis flavigaster ONN & GRISMER, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Orange-bellied Rock Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis flavigaster ONN & GRISMER 2008
Cnemaspis affinis BOULENGER 1912:39
Cnemaspis kumpoli DRING 1979:223
Cnemaspis flavigaster — GRISMER 2011
Cnemaspis flavigaster — GRISMER et al. 2014: 60 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Selangor)

Type locality: canopy walk trail at Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), state of Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia (3°14’ 23.04” N 101° 37’ 59.80” E).  
TypesHolotype: UKMHC 00282 (Herpetological Collection of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia), adult male, collected at 2030 h on 12 April 2008 by Chan Kin Onn on the side of a fallen log in drizzling rain. Paratypes: ZRC 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Maximum SVL 50.1 mm; nine or ten supralabials; 8–10 infralabials; smooth ventral scales; seven or eight contiguous pore-bearing precloacal scales with round pores; 21–24 paravertebral tubercles; tubercles on flanks; tubercles absent from lateral caudal furrows; no ventrolateral caudal tubercles; lateral caudal row of tubercles present; caudal tubercles do not encircle tail; subcaudals smooth with no enlarged, median scale row; one or two postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral or subtibial scales; subtibials keeled; enlarged submetatarsal scales on first toe; 29–34 subdigital fourth toe lamellae; wide, black, oblique stripe in shoulder region; distinct black and white bands on tail; pectoral region, abdomen, ventral surface of hind limbs, and subcaudal region orange in males (Tables 6,7 in GRISMER et al. 2014). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet flavigaster is derived from the Latin flavus meaning yellow and the Greek gaster meaning belly or stomach in reference to the this species’ orange belly. 
  • Grismer, L. Lee & Chan K. Onn 2008. A new species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Pulau Perhentian Besar, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1771: 1–15 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; & EVAN S. H. QUAH 2019. An updated and annotated checklist of the lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, and their adjacent archipelagos. Zootaxa 4545 (2): 230–248 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee; Chan K. Onn; Nasir, N. & Sumontha, M. 2008. A new species of karst dwelling gecko (genus Cnemaspis Strauch 1887) from the border region of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1875: 51–68 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; MONTRI SUMONTHA, MICHAEL COTA, JESSE L. GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS & KIRATI KUNYA 2010. A revision and redescription of the rock gecko Cnemaspis siamensis (Taylor 1925) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 2576: 1–55 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; NORHAYATI AHMAD, CHAN KIN ONN, DAICUS BELABUT, MUIN, M. A., PERRY L. WOOD, JR, & JESSE L. GRISMER 2009. Two new diminutive species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 2019: 40-56 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; PERRY JR L. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, AWAL RIYANTO, NORHAYATI AHMAD, MOHD A. MUIN, MONTRI SUMONTHA, JESSE L. GRISMER, CHAN KIN ONN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, OLIVIER S. A. PAUWELS 2014. Systematics and natural history of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) with descriptions of eight new species from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Zootaxa 3880 (1): 001–147 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, H.N., Hung, C., Yang, M. et al. 2020. Sympatric competitors have driven the evolution of temporal activity patterns in Cnemaspis geckos in Southeast Asia. Sci Rep 10: 27 - get paper here
  • Onn, Chan K. & Grismer, L.L. 2008. A new species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1877: 49–57 - get paper here
  • WOOD, PERRY JR. L.; EVAN S.H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR M.S., MOHD ABDUL MUIN 2013. A new species of lowland karst dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3691 (5): 538–558 - get paper here
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