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Cnemaspis sirehensis NASHRIQ, DAVIS, BAUER & DAS, 2022

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCnemaspis sirehensis NASHRIQ, DAVIS, BAUER & DAS 2022 
DistributionMalaysia (Borneo)

Type locality: Serian District, Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo)  
TypesHolotype: UNIMAS 9609, adult female collected by Hayden Davis and Izneil Nashriq on 2 June 2018 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: SVL up to 49 mm; 12–13 supralabials; 10–12 infralabials; 3 internasals; 6–7 postmentals; subtibial scales keeled; ventrolateral caudal tubercles absent; paravertebral and lateral row of caudal tubercles present; caudal tubercles not encircling tail; subcaudals keeled, bearing an enlarged median row of weakly keeled scales; 1–2/1–2 (L/R) postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral or subtibial scales; submetatarsal scales of first toe enlarged; 26–30 fourth toe subdigital lamellae. (NASHRIQ et al. 2022) 
EtymologyThe epithet sirehensis comes from the type locality, Gua Sireh (Sireh Cave), Kampung Bantang, Serian and translates to betel in Malay. Betel is a type of plant of the family Piperaceae, consumed as betel quid or in ‘paan’. Gua Sireh is also known as an important archaeological site in south-western Sarawak 
  • NASHRIQ, I., DAVIS, H. R., BAUER, A. M., & DAS, I. 2022. Three New Species of Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sarawak, East Malaysia, Borneo. Zootaxa 5120 (1): 1–29 - get paper here
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