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Cnemaspis grismeri WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR MS & MUIN, 2013

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Grismer’s Rock Gecko
Malaysian: Cicak Batu Grismer 
SynonymCnemaspis grismeri WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR MS & MUIN 2013
Cnemaspis mcguirei — GRISMER 2011: 349
Cnemaspis grismeri — GRISMER et al. 2014: 78 
DistributionMalaysia (Perak: Lenggong Valley)

Type locality: Gua Asar, Bukit Kepala Gajah limestone massif, Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia (5°07.53’N, 100°58.82’E) at 78 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.6989, adult male, collected on 7 October 2012 by Evan S.H. Quah and Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah.
Paratypes. ZRC 2.6990, LSUHC 9969, 9970, 9972 and 9973 were collected on 5 November 2010 from the same locality as the holotype by Evan S.H. Quah, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah and Mohd Abdul Muin. LSUHC 10941–10944 were collected on 7 July 2012 by the same collectors at the same locality. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThis species is named in honor of Prof. Dr. L. Lee Grismer of La Sierra University, Riverside, California, USA for his tremendous contributions to the advancement of the field of herpetology in Malaysia. Coincidentally, Cnemaspis grismeri sp. nov. is the closest relative of C. mcguirei, a species that Dr. Grismer had named in honor of his close friend and colleague Prof. Dr. Jimmy A. McGuire of the University of California Berkeley, USA. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; P. L. WOOD, JR., EVAN S. H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR, EHWAN NGADI & NORHAYATI AHMAD 2015. A new insular species of Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis Boulenger) from Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3985 (2): 203–218
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; P. L. WOOD, JR., SHAHRUL ANUAR, H. R. DAVIS, A. J. COBOS & M. L. MURDOCH 2016. A new species of karst forest Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray) not yet threatened by foreign cement companies and a summary of Peninsular Malaysia’s endemic karst forest herpetofauna and the need for its conservation Zootaxa 4061 (1): 001–017 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; 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
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY L. WOOD JR., MAKETAB MOHAMED, KIN ONN CHAN, HEATHER M. HEINZ, ALEX S-I. SUMARLI, JACOB A. CHAN, ARIEL I. LOREDO 2013. A new species of karst-adapted Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a threatened karst region in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3746 (3): 463–472
  • 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
  • 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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