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Cnemaspis gracilis (BEDDOME, 1870)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSlender Day Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus gracilis BEDDOME 1870: 32
Gonatodes gracilis — BOULENGER 1885: 70
Cnemaspis gracilis — SMITH 1935: 74
Cnemaspis gracilis — MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007 
DistributionIndia (Tamil Nadu, Kerala)

Type locality: “Palghat Hills” (Kerala State, India) [lectotype] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: BMNH 74.4.29.393 (male), (designated by MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007). 29.7 mm SVL, coll. Colonel R. H. Beddome. 
CommentC. gracilis has been synonymized with C. kandianus previously.

Diagnosis Cnemaspis gracilis differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 32.9 mm; paired postmentals broadly in contact, each postmental bounded by 2 scales; ventrals, 111; dorsal scales heterogeneous with large, keeled tubercles in 11 or 12 rows on dorsum; spine-like tubercles present on flanks; ventrals smooth, imbricate; 2 preanal pores, separated by 2 unpored scales; 3–5 femoral pores on each side; subcaudals smooth, imbricate, not enlarged; supralabials to angle of jaws, 7; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 22 [from MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007]. 
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