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Cnemaspis purnamai RIYANTO, HAMIDY, SIDIK & GUNALEN, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Belitung Rock Gecko
Indonesian: Cicak Batu Belitung 
SynonymCnemaspis purnamai RIYANTO, HAMIDY, SIDIK & GUNALEN 2017 
DistributionIndonesia (Belitung Island)

Type locality: village (desa) of Burong Mandi, Damar district (kecamatan), Belitung Timur Regency (kabupaten), Kepuluan Riau Province (propinsi), Belitung Island, Indonesia (2°46’13”S; 108°14’48” E; elevation 13 m above sea level.  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MZB Lace.14076 (Field number MUN 14), an adult male (Fig. 2); collected by Amir Hamidy,
Irvan Sidik, Danny Gunalen, and Fify Lety Indra Purnama on March 25 or 26, 2017. Paratype. MZB.Lace.14074 (Field number MUN 12), adult female, MZB.Lace.14075 (Field number MUN
13), adult male (Fig. 2). Same data as the holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: The following combination of characters distinguish Cnemaspis purnamai sp. nov. from all other Southeast Asian congeners: (1) a known maximum SVL of 54.1 mm, (2) five or six postmental scales, (3) enlarged submetacarpal scales present on the first finger, (4) enlarged submetatarsal scales present on the first toe, (5) ventral scales keeled, (6) absence of precloacal pores, (7) absence of enlarge femoral scales, (8) absence of shieldlike subtibial scales, (9) caudal tubercles encircling the tail, (10) an interrupted median row of enlarged keeled subcaudal scales, (11) presence of a distinct furrow on the lateral surface of the tail, (12) 22–24 lamellae beneath fourth toe, and (13) two postcloacal tubercles on each side of the base of the tail. 
EtymologyThe species name “purnamai” is in dedication to the phenomenal public figure, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, regent of Belitung Timur Regency from 3 August 2005 until 22 December 2006 and Governor of Jakarta from 19 November 2014 until 9 May 2017, who ran a strong and honest government in these administrative areas. 
  • RIYANTO, AWAL; AMIR HAMIDY, IRVAN SIDIK, DANNY GUNALEN 2017. A new species of Rock Gecko of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Belitung Island, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4358 (3): 583–597 [erratum in Zootaxa 4394 (4): 600] - 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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