Cnemaspis monachorum GRISMER, AHMAD, CHAN, BELABUT, MUIN, WOOD & GRISMER, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis monachorum?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Monks’ Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis monachorum GRISMER, AHMAD, CHAN, BELABUT, MUIN, WOOD & GRISMER 2009|
Cnemaspis monachorum — GRISMER 2011
|Distribution||Malaysia (Pulau Langkawi, Kedah)|
Type locality: 35 m from Wat Wanaram, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia (06°20.275 N, 99°52.507 E.
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6774, adult male collected on 11 October 2008 by Daicus Belabut at 1030 hrs. Paratypes. Collection locality, date and time of collection of paratype LSUHC 9118 (female) are the same as that for the holotype. For paratypes ZRC 2.6775–76 (female and male, respectively) and LSUHC 9118 (female) the collection date was 13 October 2008. All paratypes were collected by Norhayati, A., Chan K. O., B. Trevertt, Muin M., Daicus B., and L. Grismer.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet monachorum is derived from the Latin masculine monachus meaning monk and the plural genitive –orum to honor the monks at Wat Wanaram who not only graciously allowed us to hunt through their homes and caves throughout the day and night but gave us advice as to where to look.|