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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Phangnga Rock Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis phangngaensis WOOD, GRISMER, AOWPHOL, AGUILAR, COTA, GRISMER, MURDOCH & SITES 2017 
DistributionThailand (Phangnga)

Type locality: Phung Chang Cave, Mueang Phangnga District, Phangnga Province, Thailand (8.442344°N, 98.514869°E; 12 m elevation),  
TypesHolotype. BYU 62538 adult male, collected 26 July 2016, by PLW, LLG, CA, MC, MSG, MLM.
Paratopotype. BYU 62537 adult female paratype bears all the same collection and locality information as the holotype. 
CommentBehavior: diurnal

Sympatry: Cyrtodactylus lekaguli (which may predate on Cnemaspis phangngaensis).

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet phangngaensis is a noun in apposition to the type locality where this species is found. 
  • 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
  • Wood Jr PL, Grismer LL, Aowphol A, Aguilar CA, Cota M, Grismer MS, Murdoch ML, Sites Jr JW. 2017. Three new karst-dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata; Gekkoniade) from Peninsular Thailand and the phylogenetic placement of C. punctatonuchalis and C. vandeventeri. PeerJ 5:e2884 - get paper here
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