Cnemaspis roticanai GRISMER & ONN, 2010
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Roti Canai Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis roticanai GRISMER & ONN 2010|
Cnemaspis affinis — GRISMER 2008
Cnemaspis roticanai — GRISMER 2011
Cnemaspis roticanai — GRISMER et al. 2014: 58
|Distribution||Peninsular 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:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: 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.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||This 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.|
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