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Cnemaspis similan AMPAI, RUJIRAWAN, YODTHONG, TERMPRAYOON, STUART, WOOD & AOWPHOL, 2022

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Ko Similan Rock Gecko
Thai: Jing Jok Niew Yaow Ko Similan (จิ้งจกนิ้วยาวเกาะสิมิลัน) 
SynonymCnemaspis similan AMPAI, RUJIRAWAN, YODTHONG, TERMPRAYOON, STUART, WOOD & AOWPHOL 2022 
DistributionThailand (Phang-nga)

Type locality: Thailand, Phang-nga Province, Thai Mueang District, Lam Kaen Subdistrict, Mu Ko Similan National Park, Ko Similan, Ao Nguang Chang Bay (8°64.840'N, 97°64.834'E; 13 m a.s.l.)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. ZMKU R 00984, adult male (Fig. 8), collected on 5 March 2018 by Natee Ampai, Attapol Rujirawan, Siriporn Yodthong and Piyawan Puanprapai.
Paratypes. Three adult females paratypes (Fig. 9). ZMKU R 00985–00986 (two adult females), same data as holotype. ZMKU R 00987 (one adult female), same data as holotype except collected on 6 March 2018 by Natee Ampai, Attapol Rujirawan, Siriporn Yodthong and Piyawan Puanprapai. 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Ampai N, Rujirawan A, Yodthong S, Termprayoon K, Stuart BL, Wood Jr PL, Aowphol A 2022. Hidden diversity of rock geckos within the Cnemaspis siamensis species group (Gekkonidae, Squamata): genetic and morphological data from southern Thailand reveal two new insular species and verify the phylogenetic affinities of C. chanardi and C. kam ZooKeys 1125: 115–158 - get paper here
 
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