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Cnemaspis rajakarunai WICKRAMASINGHE, VIDANAPATHIRANA & RATHNAYAKE, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSinhala: Rajakarunage diva huna,
Tamil: Rajakaruna pahalpalli
English: Rajakaruna’s day gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis rajakarunai WICKRAMASINGHE, VIDANAPATHIRANA & RATHNAYAKE 2016 
DistributionSri Lanka (Sabaragamuwa)

Type locality: Salgala, Kegalle, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka, (07°07'23.52"N, 080°15'01.44"E, elevation 310 m  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. NMSL 2016.07.01 NH, Adult male, 38.1 mm SVL (Figure 2), 24 December 2012, collected by Dulan Ranga Vidanapathirana, Gayan Priyankara Rathnayake, and L. J. Mendis Wickramasinghe.
Paratype. DWC 2016.05.01, adult female, 40.1 mm SVL (Figure 3), DWC 2016.05.02, adult male, 36.2 mm SVL (Figure 4), the same data as holotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species is named in honor of Henry Rajakaruna, one of the grandmasters in Sri Lankan photography, in recognition of his services to promote Fine Art Photography, in Sri Lanka for over half a century. The species epithet rajakarunai is a noun in the genitive case. 
References
  • WICKRAMASINGHE, L. J. MENDIS; DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, R. M. GAYAN PRIYANKARA RATHNAYAKE 2016. Cnemaspis rajakarunai sp. nov., a rock dwelling day-gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Salgala, an unprotected lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 4168 (1): 092–108
 
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