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Cnemaspis kottiyoorensis CYRIAC & UMESH, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKottiyoor Day Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis kottiyoorensis CYRIAC & UMESH 2014 
DistributionIndia (Kerala)

Type locality: Perumalmudi (11°53'56''N 75°54'25.94''E), in the proposed Kottiyoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Kannur District, Kerala  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: TNHM (H) 13.7.06G80, Adult female collected under a stone by Vivek Philip Cyriac, 13 May 2013.
Paratypes. TNHM (H) 13.7.06G81, adult male collected from the same locality as holotype, from under a log by Vivek Philip Cyriac, 13 May 2013; TNHM (H) 13.7.06G82, adult male collected from Chandanathodu (11°50'47.81'' N 75°48'32.76'' E), Periya Reserve Forest, Wayanad by Vivek Philip Cyriac and Umesh Pavukandy, June 2013; TNHM (H) 13.7.06G83, adult male collected from Makkimala Reserve Forest (11°52' 10.91'' N 75°57'02.51'' E), Wayanad by Vivek Philip Cyriac, July 2013. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is named after its type locality, Kottiyoor, which is a Reserve Forest in Kannur district of Kerala State. The area is proposed to be elevated to the status of a Wildlife Sanctuary. 
References
  • Cyriac, Vivek Philip; P. K. Umesh 2014. Description of a New Ground-Dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Kerala, Allied to C. wynadensis (Beddome, 1870). Russ. J. Herpetol. 21 (3): 187-194 - get paper here
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
 
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