Cnemaspis harimau CHAN, GRISMER, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, SAVAGE, GRISMER, AHMAD, REMIGIO & GREER, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis harimau?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Tiger Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis harimau CHAN, GRISMER, ANUAR, QUAH, MUIN, SAVAGE, GRISMER, AHMAD, REMIGIO & GREER 2010|
Cnemaspis harimau — GRISMER 2011
Cnemaspis harimau — GRISMER et al. 2014: 68
|Distribution||NW Peninsular Malaysia (Gunung Jerai, Kedah)|
Type locality: 601 m elevation from Sungai Badak (=Badak river), Gunung Jerai, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia (N 05°48′59′′, E 100°23′53′′). Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6894, adult male collected on 17 March 2010 by Chan Kin Onn, Lee Grismer, Jesse Grismer, Anna Savage, Shahrul Anuar, Mohd. Abdul Muin, and Evan Quah at 2030 hrs. Paratypes. Collection locality and collector of the paratypes is the same as that of the holotype. The paratypes were collected between 2030 and 2130 hrs. ZRC 2.6897 (female; 16 March 2010); LSUHC 9669 (male; 17 March 2010); and ZRC 2.6895, 2.6896, LSUHC 9665, 9667 (female; 17 March 2010).|
|Comment||Habitat: granite boulders and at the base of tree trunks near the boulders during the day and night.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet, harimau means tiger in the Malay language and is in reference to the yellow banding on the flanks of this species which are arbitrarily analogous to the banding on a tiger. Additionally, the year 2010 coincides with the Chinese zodiac year of the tiger.|
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