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Cnemaspis girii MIRZA, PAL, BHOSALE & SANAP, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGiri’s Day Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis girii MIRZA, PAL, BHOSALE & SANAP 2014 
DistributionIndia (Maharashtra)

Type locality: INDIA, Maharashtra, Satara district, Kass plateau (17°43'25.57"N, 73°49'9.44"E, elevation 1,203 m.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: BNHS = BNHM 2299, adult male, collected by Harshal Bhosale & Zeeshan Mirza, 25 January 2013.
Paratypes: male BNHS 2079 H. Bhosale and N. Chandak, female BNHS 2078 collected by H. Bhosale and N. Chandak, male BNHS 2081 collected by A. Shaikh, female BNHS 2080 collected by S. Chikane. All specimens collected on 29 July 2010,three males CESL 856–858, 1 female CESL 855, collected by Harshal Bhosale & Zeeshan Mirza, 25 January 2013. Locality data same as for holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is a patronym, honouring Dr. Varad Giri of Bombay Natural History Society for his immense contribution to Indian herpetology and continued support to the authors. 
References
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • MIRZA, ZEESHAN A.; SAUNAK PAL, HARSHAL S. BHOSALE & RAJESH V. SANAP 2014. A new species of gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 from the Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa 3815 (4): 494–506 - get paper here
 
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