Cnemaspis psychedelica GRISMER, NGO & GRISMER, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis psychedelica?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Psychedelic Rock Gecko|
Vietnamese: Tac ke duoi vang
|Synonym||Cnemaspis psychedelica GRISMER, NGO & GRISMER 2010|
Cnemaspis psychedelica — BAUER 2013 (plates)
|Distribution||Vietnam (Ca Mau: Hon Khoai Island)|
Type locality: Hon Khoai Island, Ca Mau Province, Ngoc Hien District, Vietnam (08°26.098 N, 104°49.536 E)
|Types||Holotype: UNS 0444, adult male, collected on 24 June 2009 by Ngo Van Tri, Jesse L. Grismer, and L. Lee Grismer.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cnemaspis psychedelica differs from all other Southeast Asian species of Cnemaspis in having a color pattern in both sexes and all age classes of bright-orange forelimbs, hands, feet and tail; bright-orange flanks bearing three or four yellow, transverse bars; a bright-yellow reticulum on the neck overlaying thick, black streaks; and a greenish head. It differs further from all other species of Cnemaspis in having the unique combination of adult males reaching at least 75.3 mm SVL, adult females reaching at least 72.2 mm SVL; having seven or eight supralabials and 5–7 infralabials; very large mental scale followed by three postmental scales and extending posteriorly to the level of the fourth or fifth infralabial scales; dorsal forearm scales and dorsal tubercles keeled; subtibials, ventrals, and subcaudals smooth; 32–48 paravertebral tubercles; tubercles on flanks not linearly arranged; caudal tubercles restricted to single paravertebral rows; one or two postcloacal tubercles; no precloacal scales; greatly enlarged femoral scales; large, plate-like subtibial scales; enlarged, submetatarsal scales beneath first toe; and 25–28 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe. These differences are summarized across all other Cnemaspis in Grismer et al. (2008a:TABLE 1) and Grismer and Chan (2009:TABLE 1) and Grismer et al. 2014.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet psychedelica is in reference to the bright, incongruous coloration and pattern of this species.|
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