Cnemaspis jerdonii (THEOBALD, 1868)
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Jerdon’s Day Gecko|
|Synonym||Gymnodactylus 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)
|Types||Syntypes: ZSI 6179, 6180|
|Diagnosis||According 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).|
|Comment||Subspecies: Cnemaspis jerdonii scalpensis (FERGUSON 1877) has been elevated to full species status by MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE & MUNINDRADASA 2007.|
|Etymology||Named 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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