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Cnemaspis jerdonii (THEOBALD, 1868)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Jerdon’s Day Gecko 
SynonymGymnodactylus jerdonii THEOBALD 1868: 31
Gonatodes jerdonii — BOULENGER 1885: 71
Gonatodes jerdonii — BOETTGER 1892: 67
Cnemaspis jerdoni — M. A. SMITH 1935: 74.
Cnemaspis jerdoni — TAYLOR 1953: 1538
Cnemaspis jerdonii — KLUGE 1993
Cnemaspis (Cnemaspis) jerdonii — RÖSLER 2000: 62 

Type locality: unknown (fide Wermuth 1965)  
TypesSyntypes: ZSI 6179, 6180 
DiagnosisAccording to the type description Gymnodactylus jerdonii Theobald 1868 possesses following characters: “Back uniformly granular. Down either side a row of distant erect spines, becoming obsolete on the tail. Tail with a single row of subcaudal plates, with a few large scales along their edges. Colour greenish grey mottled with brown. Below greenish white. Femoral pores 8 on each thigh, large, cup-shaped, bordered in front by largish scales, and behind by the granular scales of the back.” (cited from MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE & MUNINDRADASA 2007). 
CommentSubspecies: Cnemaspis jerdonii scalpensis (FERGUSON 1877) has been elevated to full species status by MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE & MUNINDRADASA 2007. 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1811-1872), British physician, zoologist, and botanist who became an Assistant Surgeon in the East India Company. 
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  • Boettger, O. 1892. Listen von Kriechtieren und Lurchen aus dem tropischen Asien und aus Papuasien. Ber. Tät. Offenb. Ver. Nat., Offenbach, 29 - 32: 65 - 164 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Ferguson, W. 1877. Reptile fauna of Ceylon. Letter on a collection sent to the Colombo Museum. Herbert, Ceylon
  • Manamendra-Arachchi, Kelum; Batuwita, Sudesh & Pethiyagoda, Rohan 2007. A taxonomic revision of the Sri Lankan day-geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis), with description of new species from Sri Lanka and southern India. Zeylanica 7 (1): 9-122
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptiles and Amphibia, Vol. II. Sauria. Taylor and Francis, London, 440 pp.
  • Taylor, E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 35 (12): 1525-1585 - get paper here
  • Theobald, WILLIAM 1868. Catalogue of reptiles in the Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 37 (extra number 146): (2), vi, 7-88 - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Wickramasinghe, L.J. MENDIS; & D. A. I. MUNINDRADASA 2007. Review of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in Sri Lanka with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 1490: 1-63 - get paper here
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