Cnemaspis kallima MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis kallima?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis kallima MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007|
Type locality: Gammaduwa Estate, Gammaduwa near Rattota,
Matale District, 07º34’N, 80º42’ E, 760 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: NMSL (= WHT) 7245 (male), 28.8 mm SVL, coll. S. Batuwita & P. Wickramathilaka, 23 March 2007.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cnemaspis kallima differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 35.1 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 4 scales including medial scale; ventrals, 133–135; ventral scales across midbody, 21; dorsal scales heterogeneous; an irregular row of 15 spine-like tubercles present on flank; ventrals smooth; 3 preanal pores, 4 femoral pores on each side; anterior half of subcaudals smooth, posterior half carinate, median row enlarged, irregular; supralabials to angle of jaws, 7 or 8; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 18 or 20; (in life) dorsum dark to light brown, with about three quadrate dusky-yellow markings; tail with several pale bands; venter dusky white or yellow. [from MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The species name is derived from the Greek noun καλλοσ (kallos, = beauty), applied here as a feminine diminutive noun in apposition.|