Cnemaspis aceh ISKANDAR, MCGUIRE & AMARASINGHE, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis aceh?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis aceh ISKANDAR, MCGUIRE & AMARASINGHE 2017|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Sumatra: Aceh)|
Type locality: Krueng Teunom, Sarah Raya Village, Aceh Jaya, Aceh, Indonesia, 67 m (4°40’ 07’’ N, 96°00’ 32’’ E),
|Types||Holotype: MZB 12998, Female, , SVL 30.7 mm, collected on 18 July 2007 by M. Kamsi.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cnemaspis aceh sp. nov. differs from all other Southeast Asian diminutive Cnemaspis in having the unique combination of a maximum SVL of 30.7 mm; each postmental bounded by four scales; dorsal scales keeled; six spine-like tubercles on flank; gular scales keeled; pectoral scales and abdominal scales keeled; ventral scales of thigh smooth; subcaudals keeled, scales on median row enlarged and keeled; seven supralabials; 18 lamellae under fourth toe. The number of precloacal or femoral pores is unknown because the holotype is female.|
Cnemaspis aceh sp. nov. is most similar to C. dezwaani, but it can be distinguished from this species (characters in parenthe- ses) by having six (four) spine-like tubercles on flank and no marblings on dorsum (dark brown marblings present sides of vertebral stripe).
|Comment||Habitat: primary rain forests. The holotype was found in a crevice on a tree trunk during daytime.|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet refers to the region inhabited by this species, Aceh, the northernmost province of Sumatra Island, Indonesia, formed here as an invariable noun in apposition.|
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