Cnemaspis umashaankeri NARAYANAN & ARAVIND, 2022
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis umashaankeri?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Umashaanker’s Dwarf Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis umashaankeri NARAYANAN & ARAVIND 2022|
Type locality. Biligiri Rangan Hills village, Biligiri Ran- ganathaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India (12.002204°N and 77.145234°E, 1161 m asl).
|Types||Holotype. ZSI-R-28301, SVL 25.7 mm, adult male, col- lected from the type locality by Aravind N.A. and Surya Narayanan on 14th October 2021 (Figs 3, 4, 6A).|
Paratypes (n=3). ZSI-R-28302, SVL 24.6 mm, adult male (Fig. 5A); BNHS 3127, SVL 27.7 mm, adult female (Fig. 5B); BNHS 3126, SVL 28.8 mm, adult male (Fig. 5C). Collection details same as holotype.
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a patronym honouring Dr R. Uma Shaanker, Retired Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Founder of Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore. He has contributed immensely to understanding plant and animal evolution, ecology, and conservation biology.|
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