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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Mumpuni Rock Gecko 
Cnemaspis kendallii — DAS & BAUER 1998:12 (in part)
Cnemaspis cf. kendalli — LEONG et al. 2003:170 
DistributionIndonesia (Bunguran Island)

Type locality: Sekunyam Forest Reserve, Mekarjaya Village, Bunguran Barat district, Natuna Regency, Kepulauan Riau Province, Bunguran Island, Indonesia (03°40’30.8”N; 108°09’18.2”E) at 80 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MZB Lace 10167, Adult male collected by Awal Riyanto and Zamri on 31 August 2013. Paratypes. Adult male MZB.Lace 10166 bears the same data as the holotype. Adult male MZB.Lace 10163 collected by Awal Riyanto and Zamri on 3 September 2013 respectively from Harapan Jaya Village, Bunguran Tengah District, Natuna Regency, Kepulauan Riau Province, Bunguran Island, Indonesia (03°51’29.8”N; 108°17’59.3”E) at 46 m above sea level, adult maleMZB.Lace.9441collected by some collectors of holotype 24 October 2011, from Mount Ranai, Bunguran Timur District, Natuna Regency, Kepulauan Riau Province, Bunguran Island, Indonesia (03o57’24.5”N, 108o21’08.3”E) at 345 m above sea level. Adult male MZB.Lace 10169 and adult female MZB.Lace 10168 collected by Awal Riyanto and Zamri on 1 September 2013 from Teluk Lampa Forest, Pulau Tiga District, Natuna Regency, Kepulauan Riau Province, Bunguran Island, Indonesia (03°40’04.9” N; 108°08’20.2” E) at 10 m above sea level. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Cnemaspis mumpuniae sp. nov. differs from all other species of Cnemaspis in having a maximum SVL reaching 56.6 mm SVL; 10 or 11 supralabials; 8–11 infralabials; keeled ventrals; no precloacal pores; moderate dorsal tuberculation; 18–24 paravertebral tubercles; dorsal body tubercles semi-linearly arranged; weak tuberculation on flanks; caudal tubercles encircling tail; tubercles absent from lateral caudal furrows; ventrolateral and lateral row of caudal tubercles present; subcaudals keeled; single, median row of enlarged subcaudals; one or two postcloacal tubercles on either side of base of tail; no enlarged femoral, subtibial or submetatarsal scales; subtibials usually keeled; 29–35 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; thin, white, nuchal loop; dorsal ground color brick-red; small, light, round spots on flanks; regenerated tail yellow; posterior portion of original tail black in males (Tables 6,7 in GRISMER et al. 2014). 
CommentDistribution: See map in Grismer et al. 2014: 18 (Fig. 4). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet recognizes Mrs. Mumpuni, one of the senior herpetologist at the MZB and honors her many contributions over the years to Indonesian herpetology. 
  • Grismer, L.L.; 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
  • Herlambang, A. E., Riyanto, A., Munir, M., Hamidy, A., Kimura, K., Eto, K., & Mumpuni, M. 2022. AFTER 16 YEARS: AN UPDATE CHECKLIST OF HERPETOFAUNA ON THE NATUNA ISLANDS, INDONESIA. TREUBIA, 49(2), 67-84 - get paper here
  • Nguyen, H.N., Hung, C., Yang, M. et al. 2020. Sympatric competitors have driven the evolution of temporal activity patterns in Cnemaspis geckos in Southeast Asia. Sci Rep 10: 27 - get paper here
  • RIYANTO, AWAL; MISBAHUL MUNIR, ANDRI I. S. MARTAMENGGALA, YULI SULISTYA FITRIANA, AMIR HAMIDY 2019. Hiding in plain sight on Gunung Muria: A new species and first record of rock gecko (Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887; Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Java, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4608 (1): 155–173 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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