Cnemaspis neangthyi GRISMER, GRISMER & CHAV, 2010
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Neang Thy’s Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis neangthyi GRISMER, GRISMER & CHAV 2010|
Cnemaspis neangthyi — GRISMER et al. 2014: 42
|Distribution||Cambodia (Pursat: NW Cardamom Mountains)|
Type locality: outside the village of O’lakmeas, Pursat Province, Cambodia (12°19.433’N, 103°30.6059’E.
|Reproduction||oviparous (manual and phylogenetic imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: LSUHC 8485, adult male, collected in June 2007 by JLG, LLG, CT, and Neang Thy at approximately 2030 h. Paratypes.—All paratypes (LSUHC 8478, 8515, 8516, 8517) were collected at the same locality in June 2007.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cnemaspis neangthyi differs from all other Southeast Asian species of Cnemaspis in having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 54.0 mm; supralabials 11–13; infralabials 11 or 12; forearm scales keeled; ventral scales smooth; femoral pores absent; two preanal pores (when present) contiguous; no linearly arranged tubercles on flanks; lateral caudal tubercles present; ventrolateral caudal tubercles present anteriorly; caudal tubercles not restricted to a single paravertebral row on each side; subcaudals not keeled; no single median row of keeled subcaudals; caudal tubercles encircle tail; enlarged median subcaudal scale row of smooth scales present; postcloacal spurs present; shieldlike subtibial scales absent; subtibial scales smooth; no enlarged submetatarsal scales beneath first toe; 22–25 subdigital lamellae under fourth toe; no white markings on flanks; no distinct large dark spots on neck; dark caudal bands present; light-colored chevron marking between the shoulders present; and tail tip white with black speckling.|
|Etymology||Named after Neang Thy of the Department of Nature Conservation and Protection (DNCP) of Ministry of Environment, Cambodia for his important contributions to the herpetofauna of Cambodia and his untiring efforts and personal sacrifice to support conservation research in his country.|
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