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Cnemaspis rajabasa AMARASINGHE, HARVEY, RIYANTO & SMITH, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCnemaspis rajabasa AMARASINGHE, HARVEY, RIYANTO & SMITH 2015 
DistributionIndonesia (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]).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. 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. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • Amarasinghe, A.A. Thasun; Michael B. Harvey, Awal Riyanto, and Eric N. Smith 2015. A New Species of Cnemaspis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra, Indonesia. Herpetologica Jun 2015, Vol. 71, No. 2: 160-167. - get paper here
  • 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
 
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