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Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Kamolnorranath’s Rock Gecko
Thai: Djing Djok Niew Yaow Sumet 
SynonymCnemaspis kamolnorranathi GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA 2010
Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi — GRISMER et al. 2014: 130 
DistributionC Thailand (Surat Thani; known only from the type locality)

Type locality: Petchphanomwat Waterfall, in Tai Rom Yen National Park, Ban Nasan District, Surat Thani Province (8°56.88’N 99°31.82’E).  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 15908, male, collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 17 December 2004. Paratypes. PSUZC RT 2010.52 and KZM 006 have the same collection data as the holotype. CUMZ-R 2009,6,24-3 is from Tham Khao Sonk hill, Thachana District, Surat Thani Province, Thailand (9°34’N 99°10’E) collected on 27 June 2003 by Montri Sumontha. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Males reaching 37.8 mm SVL, females reaching 36.8 mm SVL; eight or nine supralabials; seven or eight infralabials; gular scales smooth; forearm scales keeled; subtibials keeled or smooth; ventrals smooth to weakly keeled; dorsal tubercles keeled; 19–24 paravertebral tubercles; six or seven, contiguous, pore-bearing, precloacal scales; pores transversely elongate (Fig. 13); one or two postcloacal tubercles; shield- like subtibials and enlarged, submetatarsal scales absent; 24–28 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; no dark, longitudinal, gular markings or blotches; head not yellow in adult males; no dark neck or shoulder patch enclosing a white to yellow ocellus; no prominent, yellow to white, prescapular crescent or transverse bars on flanks. These differences are summarized across all species in TABLES 1 and 2 in GRISMER et al. 2010. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet kamolnorranathi, a masculine name in the genitive case, honors Dr. Sumate Kamolnorranath, Director of Research and Conservation Division, Zoological Park Organization of Thailand who supported Mr. Kirati’s herpetological surveys and research that resulted in the discovery of several new species. 
  • Ampai N, Wood Jr PL, Stuart BL, Aowphol A 2020. Integrative taxonomy of the rock-dwelling gecko Cnemaspis siamensis complex (Squamata, Gekkonidae) reveals a new species from Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand. ZooKeys 932: 129-159 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; MONTRI SUMONTHA, MICHAEL COTA, JESSE L. GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS & KIRATI KUNYA 2010. A revision and redescription of the rock gecko Cnemaspis siamensis (Taylor 1925) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 2576: 1–55 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; 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
  • Rujirawan, A., Yodthong, S., Ampai, N., Termprayoon, K., Aksornneam, A., Stuart, B. L., & Aowphol, A. 2022. A new rock gecko in the Cnemaspis siamensis group (Reptilia, Gekkonidae) from Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand. Zoosystematics and Evolution, 98(2), 345-363 - 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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