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Cnemaspis monticola MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemaspis monticola MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007 
DistributionIndia (Kerala)

Type locality: “Wynaad” (Kerala State, south-western India),  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 74.4.29.372 (female), 26.0 mm SVL, purchased from Colonel Beddome (formerly a syntype of C. tropidogaster). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species name, ‘monticola’, is Latin for ‘inhabitant of the mountains’, an allusion to the type locality, the Wynaad Hills of Kerala State, India. 
References
  • Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum; Batuwita, Sudesh & Pethiyagoda, Rohan 2007. A taxonomic revision of the Sri Lankan day-geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis), with description of new species from Sri Lanka and southern India. Zeylanica 7 (1): 9-122
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
 
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