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Cnemaspis goaensis SHARMA, 1976

IUCN Red List - Cnemaspis goaensis - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGoan Day Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis goaensis SHARMA 1976: 152
Cnemaspis goaensis — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Cnemaspis) goaensis — RÖSLER 2000: 62 
DistributionIndia (Goa)

Type locality: ca. 3 km S. of Forest Rest House, Canacona (Poinguinim), Goa” (south-western India). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 22100, ZSI 22213–22216 (paratypes) 
CommentDiagnosis Cnemaspis goaensis differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 28.3 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 3 scales including medial scale; dorsal scales heterogeneous mixed with large keeled tubercles; gulars weakly carinate; other ventral scales smooth, imbricate; 3 preanal pores and 2–4 femoral pores on each side; subcaudals slightly enlarged; supralabials to angle of jaws, 8; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 16 [ 
References
  • Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum; Batuwita, Sudesh & Pethiyagoda, Rohan 2007. A taxonomic revision of the Sri Lankan day-geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis), with description of new species from Sri Lanka and southern India. Zeylanica 7 (1): 9-122
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sharma, R. C. 1976. Records of the reptiles of Goa. Records Zoological Survey of India 71 (1975): 149-167. - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
 
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