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Cnemaspis laoensis GRISMER, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLao Rock Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis laoensis GRISMER 2010
Cnemaspis laoensis — GRISMER et al. 2014: 126 
DistributionLaos

Type locality: Dong Phu Vieng National Protected Area, Savannakhet, Laos. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: THNHM 12433, adult female, collected by Tanya Chan-ard on 18 June 1998. 
CommentDiagnosis. Adult female reaching 40.9 mm SVL, adult males unknown; relatively large, rugose scales on rostrum; nine supralabials; seven infralabials; subtibials, ventrals, and subcaudals smooth; forearm scales and dorsal tubercles keeled; body scales raised, smooth; 22 paravertebral tubercles; tubercles on flanks not linearly arranged; ventrolateral and lateral rows of caudal tubercles absent; caudal tubercles do not encircle tail; tubercles in lateral, caudal furrow; median row of slightly enlarged, smooth subcaudals; no pore-bearing scales; two or three postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail; shield-like subtibials and enlarged, submetatarsals absent; 29 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; no dark, longitudinal gular markings or blotches; no dark patch on shoulder or neck enclosing a white to yellow ocellus; no yellow to white, prescapular crescent or transverse bars on flanks; and no orange tail, feet, and hands. 
Etymology The specific epithet is in reference to this being the first species of Cnemaspis known to occur in Laos. 
References
  • 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. 2010. The first record of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Laos with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 2475: 55–63 - 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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