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Cnemaspis andalas ISKANDAR, MCGUIRE & AMARASINGHE, 2017

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymCnemaspis andalas ISKANDAR, MCGUIRE & AMARASINGHE 2017 
DistributionIndonesia (West Sumatra)

Type locality: Rimbo Panti, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 296 m elevation (0.3405°N, 100.07283°E),  
Reproductionoviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: MZB 12999, Male, SVL 31.3 mm, collected on 5 November 2008 by J. A. McGuire and party. Paratypes. Female, MVZ 269630, SVL 27.2 mm, Rimbo Panti, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 775 m (0.35001°N, 100.03278°E), bears the same data as the holotype. Female, MZB 13000, SVL 33.8 mm, Ngalau Seribu (=Thousand Caves), Harau Valley, Payakumbuh, West Sumatra, Indonesia (0°23’ S, 100°63’ E), collected on 29 August 2009 by D. Gusman and Desman. 
EtymologyAndalas is the local common name of the tree Morus macrourus (family Moraceae) but is more frequently used for the region inhabited by this species. Andalas also is an ancient name used in the 13th Century for Sumatra, Indonesia, and is formed here as an invariable noun in apposition. 
  • Iskandar, Djoko T.; Jimmy A. McGuire, and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2017. Description of Five New Day Geckos of Cnemaspis kandiana Group (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra and Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 51 (1): 142-153 - get paper here
  • LEE, JUSTIN L.; ARYEH H. MILLER, GEORGE R. ZUG, DANIEL G. MULCAHY 2019. The discovery of Rock Geckos Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 4661 (1): 040–064 - get paper here
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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