Cnemaspis latha MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis latha MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007|
Type locality: Bandarawela, Badulla District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, 06º50’N, 80º59’E, 1220 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: NMSL (= WHT) 7214 (male), 30.4 mm SVL; coll. S. Batuwita, 01 May, 2006.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cnemaspis latha differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 30.4 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 3 scales including medial scale; ventrals, 111; ventral scales across mid-body, 13; dorsal scales homogeneous; 6 spine-like tubercles present on flank; ventrals smooth; 2 preanal pores, 4 femoral pores on each side; subcaudals smooth, median row enlarged, irregular; supralabials to angle of jaws, 7; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 17; (in life) dorsum dusky-brown, with about five irregular bands with a middle paler spot; nape with a dark spot. [from MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The species name is a feminine noun transliterated from the Sinhala, meaning pretty, elegant, beautiful: often used also as a proper noun, it is here applied as a substantive in apposition.|
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