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Cnemaspis rammalensis VIDANAPATHIRANA, GEHAN-RAJEEV, WICKRAMASINGHE, FERNANDO & MENDIS-WICKRAMASINGHE, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSinhala: Rammale diva huna
Tamil: Rammale pahalpalli
English: Rammale day gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis rammalensis VIDANAPATHIRANA, GEHAN-RAJEEV, WICKRAMASINGHE, FERNANDO & MENDIS-WICKRAMASINGHE 2014 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Rammalakanda, Hambanthota District, Sri Lanka, (06°14'26.66"N, 80°38'4.19"E, elevation 470 m Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMSL 2013.25.01 NH, Adult male, 52.9 mm SVL, 23 December 2011, collected by Dulan Ranga Vidanapathirana, Gehan Rajeev, and L. J. Mendis Wickramasinghe.
Paratype. DWC 2013.05.001, Adult female, 53.8 mm SVL (Figure 3), 13.01.2012, the same data as holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species epithet rammalensis is derived from “Rammalakanda” referring to the forest where the species was discovered. The specific name is an adjective derived from the geographical name. 
References
  • 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
  • VIDANAPATHIRANA, DULAN RANGA; M. D. GEHAN RAJEEV, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE, SAMANTHA SURANJAN FERNANDO & L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE & L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE 2014. Cnemaspis rammalensis sp. nov., Sri Lanka’s largest day-gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Rammalakanda Man and Biosphere Reserve in southern Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3755 (3): 273–286
 
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