Cnemaspis goaensis SHARMA, 1976
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis goaensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Goan Day Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis goaensis SHARMA 1976: 152|
Cnemaspis goaensis — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Cnemaspis) goaensis — RÖSLER 2000: 62
Cnemaspis indraneildasii BAUER 2002: 156
Cnemaspis indraneildasii — MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007
Cnemaspis goaensis — KHANDEKAR et al. 2021
Type locality: ca. 3 km S. of Forest Rest House, Canacona (Poinguinim), Goa” (south-western India).
indraneildasii: India (Gund, Uttara Kannada); Type locality: North Kanara, Karnataka State 915° 10’ N, 74° 40’ E)
|Types||Holotype: ZSI 22100, paratypes: ZSI 22213–22216|
Holotype: ZMH R06125, subadult female [indraneildasii]
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Cnemaspis goaensis differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 28.3 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 3 scales including medial scale; dorsal scales heterogeneous mixed with large keeled tubercles; gulars weakly carinate; other ventral scales smooth, imbricate; 3 preanal pores and 2–4 femoral pores on each side; subcaudals slightly enlarged; supralabials to angle of jaws, 8; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 16.|
Diagnosis. A small-sized Cnemaspis, snout to vent length less than 34 mm. Dorsal pholidosis heterogeneous; weakly keeled, granular scales in the vertebral and paravertebral region with a few scattered, enlarged, keeled tubercles, intermixed with about three or four irregularly arranged rows of large, keeled tubercles on each side of flank, tubercles in lowest row largest and spine-like, 6–8 rows of dorsal tubercles at mid-body; ventral scales on belly smooth, imbricate, scales on gular and pectoral region smooth or weakly carinate, 27–32 scales across belly, 111–126 longitudinal scales from mental to cloaca; subdigital scansors smooth, entire, unnotched, 10–12 lamellae under digit I of manus and pes, 14–17 lamellae under digit IV of manus and 17–21 lamellae under digit IV of pes; males with three or four femoral pores on each thigh separated on either side by 8–12 poreless scales from a continuous series of two or three precloacal pores; tail with enlarged, strongly keeled, distinctly pointed, conical tubercles forming whorls; a median row of sub-caudal scales slightly enlarged, smooth only at anterior half of the tail, rest strongly keeled (Khandekar et al. 2021).
|Comment||Synonymy: Khandekar et al. 2019 synonymized Cnemaspis indraneildasii with C. goaensis based on identical genetic data. This was confirmed by Khandekar et al. 2021.|
NCBI taxonID: 1938933 [indraneildasii]
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|
C. indraneildasii was named after Indian herpetologist Indraneil Das.