Cnemaspis huaseesom GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis huaseesom?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Yellow- or Orange-headed Rock Gecko|
Thai: Djing Djok Niew Yaow Hua See Som
|Synonym||Cnemaspis huaseesom GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA 2010|
Cnemaspis huaseesom — GRISMER et al. 2014: 51
|Distribution||N Thailand (Kanchanaburi)|
Type locality: Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand (14°20.09N 98°51.35E).
|Reproduction||oviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15909, adult male, collected on 7 July 2007 by Saranon Charoensuk. Paratypes. The collection data for the paratypes PSUZC RT 2010.55 and CUMZ-R 2009,6,24-4 are the same as the holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Adult males reaching 37.7 mm SVL, adult females reaching 37.9; 7–9 supralabials; 6–8 infralabials; forearm scales weakly keeled; gulars, subtibials, ventrals, and subcaudals smooth; dorsal tubercles keeled; tubercles on flanks; 21–24 paravertebral tubercles; ventrolateral caudal tubercles absent anteriorly; caudal tubercles do not encircle tail; caudal tubercles absent from lateral, caudal furrow; no median row of enlarged subcaudals; five or six contiguous, pore-bearing, precloacal scales; pores round; one or two postcloacal tubercles; shield-like subtibials and enlarged, submetatarsal scales absent; 25–31 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; no dark, longitudinal, gular markings or blotches; head and tail yellow in adult males; no dark patches enclosing white to yellow ocelli on neck or shoulder; no prominent, yellow to white, prescapular crescent or transverse bars on flanks. These differences are summarized across all species in TABLES 1 and 2 in GRISMER et al. 2010, and Grismer et al. 2014 (Table 6).|
Comparisons. Cnemaspis huaseesom sp. nov. is differentiated from all other species of Southeast Asain Cnemaspis in that adult males have a yellow head, forearms, and original tail. In this regard it is similar to C. paripari Grismer & Chan 2009 although adult male C. paripari lack yellow limbs and only the regenerated tail is yellow (Grismer & Chan 2009).
|Etymology||The specific epithet huaseesom is derived from the Thai words hua meaning head, see meaning color, and som meaning orange in reference to the orangish yellow head of this species.|