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Cnemaspis roticanai GRISMER & ONN, 2010

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesRoti Canai Rock Gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis roticanai GRISMER & ONN 2010
Cnemaspis affinis — GRISMER 2008
Cnemaspis roticanai — GRISMER 2011
Cnemaspis roticanai — GRISMER et al. 2014: 58 
DistributionPeninsular Malaysia (Pulau Langkawi)

Type locality: 743 m elevation on Gunung Raya, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia (06°22.114N 99°49.270 E). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZRC 2.6860, adult male collected on 18 September 2009 by Chan Kin Onn, Chelsea B. Johnson, and L. Lee Grismer. Paratypes. ZRC 2.6861 (adult female) has the same collection data as the holotype. ZRC 2.862 and LSUHC 9453 (adult males) were collected at the same locality on 19 September 2009 and 21 September 2009, respectively. 
CommentDiagnosis. Maximum SVL 47.0 mm; eight or nine supralabials; seven or eight infralabials; keeled ventral scales; 3–6 discontinuous, pore-bearing precloacal scales with round pores; 25–27 paravertebral tubercles; tubercles on flanks; tubercles in lateral caudal furrows; no ventrolateral caudal tubercles; caudal tubercles do not encircle tail; lateral caudal tubercle row absent; subcaudals keeled; median row of weakly enlarged subcaudal scales present; one or two postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral or subtibial scales; subtibials keeled; no enlarged submetatarsal scales on first toe; 26–29 subdigital fourth toe lamellae; light colored prescapular crescent; gular and pectoral regions, abdomen, underside of hind limbs, and subcaudal region yellow in males (Tables 6,7 in GRISMER et al. 2014) 
EtymologyThis species is named after the traditional Malaysian flat bread, roti canai, in deference to the rich cultural heritage of Langkawi Geopark that bears this species’ type locality. 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY JR L. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, AWAL RIYANTO, NORHAYATI AHMAD, MOHD A. MUIN, MONTRI SUMONTHA, JESSE L. GRISMER, CHAN KIN ONN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, OLIVIER S. A. PAUWELS 2014. Systematics and natural history of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) with descriptions of eight new species from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Zootaxa 3880 (1): 001–147 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. 2011. Lizards of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and their adjacent archipelagos. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 728 pp. [review in Herp. Rev. 43: 155] - get paper here
  • Grismer, L.L. & Onn, C.K. 2010. Another new Rock Gecko (genus Cnemaspis Strauch 1887) from Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 2419: 51–62 - get paper here
  • WOOD, PERRY JR. L.; EVAN S.H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR M.S., MOHD ABDUL MUIN 2013. A new species of lowland karst dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3691 (5): 538–558 - get paper here
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