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Cnemaspis karsticola GRISMER, GRISMER, WOOD & CHAN, 2008

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKarst-dwelling Rock Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis karsticola GRISMER, GRISMER, WOOD & CHAN 2008
Cnemaspis karsticola — GRISMER 2011
Cnemaspis karsticola — GRISMER et al. 2014: 63 
DistributionW Malaysia (Kelantan)

Type locality: at 113 m [elevation] from Gunung Reng, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia (05°42.905 N, 101°44.726 E).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.6765, adult male, collected on 19 June 2008 by L. Lee Grimser, Jesse L. Grismer, and Perry L. Wood, Jr. at 1530 hrs. 
CommentDiagnosis. Maximum SVL 48.1 mm; seven or eight supralabials; six or seven infralabials; ventral scales keeled; seven or eight contiguous, pore-bearing precloacal scales with round pores; 17–19 paravertebral tubercles; body tubercles not linearly arranged, present on flanks; tubercles absent from lateral caudal furrows; no ventrolateral caudal tubercles; lateral row of caudal tubercles present; caudal tubercles not encircling tail; all subcaudals keeled, no enlarged median scale row; two or three postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral or subtibial scales; subtibials keeled; no submetatarsal scales on first toe; 27–30 subdigital fourth toe lamellae; subcaudal region white (Tables 6,7 in GRISMER et al. 2014). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet karsticola comes from the word karst, a particular form of limestone outcropping and the Latin suffix colo that means to inhabit or to dwell in. 
References
  • 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. LEE; NORHAYATI AHMAD, CHAN KIN ONN, DAICUS BELABUT, MUIN, M. A., PERRY L. WOOD, JR, & JESSE L. GRISMER 2009. Two new diminutive species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 2019: 40-56 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; P. L. WOOD, JR., SHAHRUL ANUAR, H. R. DAVIS, A. J. COBOS & M. L. MURDOCH 2016. A new species of karst forest Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray) not yet threatened by foreign cement companies and a summary of Peninsular Malaysia’s endemic karst forest herpetofauna and the need for its conservation Zootaxa 4061 (1): 001–017 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; 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
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L.; Grismer, J.L.; Wood Jr., P.L.; Chan K. Onn 2008. The distribution, taxonomy, and redescription of the geckos Cnemaspis affinis (Stoliczka 1887) and C. flavolineata (Nicholls 1949) with descriptions of a new montane species and two new lowland, karst- dwelling species from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 1931: 1–24 - 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
 
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