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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: VanDeventer’s Rock Gecko
Thai: Djing Djok Niew Yaow VanDeventer 
SynonymCnemaspis vandeventeri GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA 2010
Gonatodes siamensis SMITH 1925:22
Cnemaspis siamensis — SMITH 1935:72
Cnemaspis siamensis — TAYLOR 1963:743
Cnemaspis siamensis (?) — PAUWELS et al. 2000:129
Cnemaspis vandeventeri — GRISMER et al. 2014: 129 
DistributionCW Thailand (west side of the Tenasserim and the contiguous Phuket Mountains along the west coast of central Peninsular Thailand; from the Khlong Naka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north, southward approximately 58 km to Khlong Had Sompen, Ranong

Type locality: Khlong Naka Wildlife Sanctuary (9° 26.0N, 98° 35.0E), Kapur District, Ranong Province; Thailand. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: THNHM 8261, adult male. Paratype. THNHM 8260 has the same collection data as the holotype. 
CommentSimilar species: Cnemaspis vandeventeri is most similar to C. chanardi, C. kamolnorranathi, C. roticanai, and C. siamensis of Peninsular Thailand and was considered conspecific with C. chanardi, and C. siamensis by Smith (1925, 1930, 1935) and (Taylor 1963). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet vandeventeri, a masculine name in the genitive case, is a patronym honoring Mr. Ryan J. VanDeventer of the Department of Biology at La Sierra University, Riverside, California. “Mr. VanDeventer’s passion for, and commitment to the study of biology has been a continual source of enlightenment and inspiration. His heroic efforts to keep La Sierra University’s herpetology laboratory and its occupants up and running smoothly for the last 16 years goes beyond description.” 
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; MONTRI SUMONTHA, MICHAEL COTA, JESSE L. GRISMER, PERRY L. WOOD, JR., OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS & KIRATI KUNYA 2010. A revision and redescription of the rock gecko Cnemaspis siamensis (Taylor 1925) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 2576: 1–55 - get paper here
  • GRISMER, L. LEE; PERRY JR L. WOOD, SHAHRUL ANUAR, AWAL RIYANTO, NORHAYATI AHMAD, MOHD A. MUIN, MONTRI SUMONTHA, JESSE L. GRISMER, CHAN KIN ONN, EVAN S. H. QUAH, OLIVIER S. A. PAUWELS 2014. Systematics and natural history of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) with descriptions of eight new species from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Zootaxa 3880 (1): 001–147 - get paper here
  • WOOD, PERRY JR. L.; EVAN S.H. QUAH, SHAHRUL ANUAR M.S., MOHD ABDUL MUIN 2013. A new species of lowland karst dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 3691 (5): 538–558 - get paper here
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