Cnemaspis thachanaensis WOOD, GRISMER, AOWPHOL, AGUILAR, COTA, GRISMER, MURDOCH & SITES, 2017
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Tha Chana Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis thachanaensis WOOD, GRISMER, AOWPHOL, AGUILAR, COTA, GRISMER, MURDOCH & SITES 2017|
Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi — GRISMER et al., 2010: 29
Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi — GRISMER et al., 2014: 130
|Distribution||Thailand (Surat Thani)|
Type locality: Tham Khao Sonk hill, Tha Chana District, Surat Thani Province, Thailand (9.549878°N, 99.175544°E; 107 m elevation)
|Types||Holotype. BYU 62544 adult male, collected 30 July 2016, by PLW, LLG, CA, MC, MSG, MLM.|
Paratopotypes. All paratypes (BYU 62542–62543, ZMKU R 00729–00731) bear the same collection and locality data as the holotype.
|Comment||Behavior: diurnal. No specimens were observed at night.|
Habitat: karst tower embedded within a highly disturbed lowland limestone forest. This species may use the vegetation at night for refuge to avoid Cyrtodactylus thirakaputhi which is nocturnal and maybe a potential predator.
Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet thachanaensis is a noun in apposition to the type locality where this species is found.|
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