Cnemaspis rajabasa AMARASINGHE, HARVEY, RIYANTO & SMITH, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis rajabasa?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis rajabasa AMARASINGHE, HARVEY, RIYANTO & SMITH 2015|
|Distribution||Indonesia (S Sumatra)|
Type locality: near Sungai Tajur, Gunung (Mount) Rajabasa, Kabupaten Lampung Selatan, Provinsi Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia (5°48’29’’S, 105°37’37’’E, datum 5 WGS84; 425 meters above sea level [m asl]).
|Types||Holotype: MZB 6595, adult female (field number ENS 7766), collected on 15 June 1996 by E.N. Smith (ENS) and M.B. Harvey (MBH).|
Paratypes.—An adult female (UTA R-61306, formerly MZB 6596, field number ENS 7767) with the same data as the holotype; three adult males (UTA R-61307, formerly MZB 6592, field number MBH 5543 and MZB 6593–6594, field numbers MBH 5544–5545) with same data as the holotype except collected at 430 m asl.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. The following combination of characters distinguishes Cnemaspis rajabasa from all other Southeast Asian congeners: adult males reaching 58.7 mm SVL, adult females reaching 57.4 mm SVL; 13 or 14 supralabial scales; 11 or 12 infralabial scales; tricarinate ventral scales; no precloacal pores; moderately prominent, randomly arranged, dorsal tubercles; 20 or 21 paravertebral tubercles; no tubercles on lower flanks; caudal tubercles encircling tail; subcaudal scales keeled; median row of subcaudals not enlarged; two postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral, subtibial, or submetatarsal scales; subtibial scales keeled; 28–34 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; dark and light caudal bands distinct in both sexes. These differences are summarized for geographically close congeners (Table 2) and for all Southeast Asian species in Table 6 of Grismer et al. (2014a).|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is an invariable noun in apposition and refers to Gunung (Mount) Rajabasa, the volcano inhabited by this species at the extreme Southern tip of Sumatra.|