Cnemaspis grismeri WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR MS & MUIN, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis grismeri?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Grismer’s Rock Gecko|
Malaysian: Cicak Batu Grismer
|Synonym||Cnemaspis grismeri WOOD, QUAH, ANUAR MS & MUIN 2013|
Cnemaspis mcguirei — GRISMER 2011: 349
Cnemaspis grismeri — GRISMER et al. 2014: 78
|Distribution||Malaysia (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.
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||This 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.|
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