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Cnemaspis flaviventralis SAYYED, PYRON & DAHANUKAR, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Yellow-bellied Day Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis flaviventralis SAYYED, PYRON & DAHANUKAR 2016 
DistributionIndia (Maharashtra)

Type locality: India, Maharashtra, Sinhudurg District, Amboli (15.960° N, 73.999° E, 735 m elevation).  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: BNHS 2442, adult male; paratypes: BNHS 
CommentDiagnosis: not copyable from original description. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “flavus” = yellow, and ventralis = belly, referring to the color of the species’ belly. 
  • KHANDEKAR, AKSHAY; TEJAS THACKERAY & ISHAN AGARWAL 2019. Two more new species of Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India. Zootaxa 4656 (1): 043–070 - get paper here
  • Sayyed A, Pyron RA, Dileepkumar R. 2018. Four new species of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, India. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 12(2) [General Section]: 1–29 (e157) - get paper here
  • Sayyed, A., Cyriac, V. P., Pardeshi, A., & Sulakhe, S. 2021. Dwarfs of the fortress: A new cryptic species of dwarf gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Rajgad fort in the northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. Evolutionary Systematics, 5: 25 - get paper here
  • Sayyed, Amit 2019. Natural history and ecology of the Yellow-bellied Day Gecko (Cnemaspis flaviventralis) in Maharashtra, India. IRCF 26 (1): 62–64 - get paper here
  • Sayyed, Amit; Robert Alexander Pyron & Neelesh Dahanukar 2016. Cnemaspis flaviventralis, a new species of gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8 (14): 9619-9629 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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