Cnemaspis tapanuli ISKANDAR, MCGUIRE & AMARASINGHE, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis tapanuli?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis tapanuli ISKANDAR, MCGUIRE & AMARASINGHE 2017|
|Distribution||Indonesia (North Sumatra)|
Type locality: Bohorok, Bukit Lawang Forest, Tapanuli Utara, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 85– 413 m elevation (3°31’N, 98°08’E) Map legend:
- Type locality.
|Types||Holotype. MZB 2240, Male, SVL 31.7 mm, collected on 18 June 1975 by H. K. Voris. Paratype. Female, MZB 2241, SVL 32.1 mm, bears the same data as the holotype.|
|Comment||Habitat: on tree buttresses or among leaf litter between tree buttresses during daytime. Several specimens were observed between ground level and 1 m in height.|
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet refers to the northern Sumatra, also known as Tapanuli, signifying a beautiful beach (tapian nan uli) or coastal area (of Toba Lake), formed here as an invariable noun in apposition.|
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