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Cnemaspis heteropholis BAUER, 2002

IUCN Red List - Cnemaspis heteropholis - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemaspis heteropholis BAUER 2002: 161
Cnemaspis heteropholis — MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007 
DistributionIndia (Gund, Uttara Kannada)

Type locality: North Kanara, Karnataka State  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMH R06158, adult female 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek “heteros” = different and “pholis” = scale, in reference to the strongly heterogenous dorsal scalation typical of this species. 
References
  • Bauer, A.M. 2002. Two new species of Cnemaspis (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Gund, Uttara Kannada, India. Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst. 99: 155-167
  • Biswas, Sayantan 2008. A Possible Occurrence of Regional Integumentary Loss in Cnemaspis heteropholis from Southern India. Gekko 5 (2): 28-30
  • 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
  • Sayyed A, Pyron RA, Dileepkumar R. 2018. Four new species of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, India. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 12(2) [General Section]: 1–29 (e157) - 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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