Cnemaspis niyomwanae GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA, 2010
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Niyomwan’s Rock Gecko|
Thai: Djing Djok Niew Yaow Niyomwan
|Synonym||Cnemaspis niyomwanae GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA 2010|
Cnemaspis niyomwanae — GRISMER et al. 2014: 36
|Distribution||NE Thailand (border regions of Trang and Satun provinces), W Cambodia|
Type locality: Thum Khao Ting, Palean District, Trang Province, Thailand (07°09.943N 99°48.142E) at 28 m in elevation.
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15910, adult female. Collected by M. Sumontha on 26 December 2009.|
Paratypes. Adult male (ZMKU Rep-000315), adult female (PSUZC-RT 2010.56), subadult males (CUMZ R-2009,6,24-10, KZM 008) from Baan Nam Pud, La-ngu District, Satun Province (07°05.688N 99° 54.732E) at 38–46 m in elevation. ZMKU Rep-000315, CUMZ R-2009,6,24-10 and KZM 008 were collected by Siriwat Dangsri on 6 and 7 October 2009. PSUZC-RT 2010.56 was collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 24 December 2009.
|Comment||Comparisons. Cnemaspis niyomwanae sp. nov. can be diagnosed from all other Southeast Asian Cnemaspis in having males bearing alternating red-orange and yellow bands on the forelimbs and enlarged, white, isolated tubercles on the sides of the neck, shoulder and flanks. Its lack of white ocelli in a black shoulder or neck patch separates it from C. affinis, C. biocellata, C. kumpoli, C. mcguirei, C. pseudomcguirei, C. puntatonucalis sp. nov. Its presence of precloacal pores in males further separates it from all other species except C. affinis, C. argus, C. bayuensis, C. biocellata, C. caudanivea, C. chanthaburiensis, C. dringi, C. flavigaster, C. flavolineata, C. karsticola, C. kumpoli, C. mcguirei, C. monachorum, C. nigridia, C. nuicamensis, C. paripari, C. perhentianensis, C. pseudomcguirei, C. chanardi sp. nov., C. vandeventeri sp. nov., C. kamolnorranathi sp. nov., C. narathiwatensis sp. nov., C. huaseesom sp. nov., and C. roticanai.|
|Etymology||This species is named in honor of Ms. Piyawan Niyomwan, Thai herpetologist who has worked for many years making significant contributions to our knowledge of the distribution of the amphibians and reptiles of Thailand.|
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