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Cnemaspis reticulata SAYYED, KIRUBAKARAN, KHOT, ABINESH, HARSHAN, SAYYED, SAYYED, ADHIKARI, PURKAYASTHA, DESHPANDE, & SULAKHE,, 2023

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Reticulated dwarf Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis reticulata SAYYED, KIRUBAKARAN, KHOT, ABINESH, HARSHAN, SAYYED, SAYYED, ADHIKARI, PURKAYASTHA, DESHPANDE & SULAKHE 2023: 9 
DistributionIndia (Tamil Nadu)

Type locality: Thiruparankundram Hill (9°52'35.79''N, 78°4'9.03''E; alt. 311 m a.s.l.), Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. Adult male, BNHS 3157, collected by Amit Sayyed and Samson Kirubakaran on 27 January 2023.
Paratypes (n=2). adult male, BNHS 3158, and adult female, BNHS 3159; collection details the same data as holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A small-bodied Cnemaspis with adult SVL less than 35.0 mm; 7 supralabials; 7 or 8 infralabials; dorsal scales heterogeneous; dorsal scales small, granular, weakly keeled, intermixed with randomly arranged, weakly keeled, slightly larger tubercles; conical and spine-like tubercles absent on either side of the flanks; paravertebral scales 91–95; mid-dorsal scales 75–77; scales on snout, dorsal head, neck and body small, granular, juxtaposed, not keeled; scales on ventral surface of head, neck, pectoral, abdominal region, under limbs, and tail smooth; mid-ventral scales 110–120; ventral scales across midbody 28–30; subdigital lamellae under fourth digit of manus 13–14, under fourth digit of pes 17; males with 4 femoral pores on each thigh, 2 precloacal pores separated medially by 2 poreless scales, 9–10 poreless scales on either side between precloacal and femoral pores; dorsal scales of limbs granular, weakly keeled; a single enlarged postcloacal spur on each side. dorsal scales on tail keeled, granular, sub imbricate posteriorly, intermixed with enlarged, strongly keeled tubercles forming whorls; scales on ventral aspect of original tail imbricate, smooth, a series of enlarged sub-caudal scales; a single enlarged postcloacal spur on each side. (Sayyed et al. 2023) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the net-like dorsal colour pattern of the gecko. 
References
  • Sayyed, Amit; Samson Kirubakaran, Rahul Khot, Anbazhagan Abinesh, Shiva Harshan, Ayaan Sayyed, Masum Sayyed, Omkar Adhikari, Jayaditya Purkayastha, Shubhankar Deshpande, & Shauri Sulakhe 2023. A NEW RUPICOLOUS DAY GECKO SPECIES (SQUAMATA: GEKKONIDAE: Cnemaspis) FROM TAMIL NADU, SOUTH INDIA. TAPROBANICA 12 (1): 5-13 - get paper here
 
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