Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Kamolnorranath’s Rock Gecko|
Thai: Djing Djok Niew Yaow Sumet
|Synonym||Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi GRISMER, SUMONTHA, COTA, GRISMER, WOOD, PAUWELS & KUNYA 2010|
Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi — GRISMER et al. 2014: 130
|Distribution||C Thailand (Surat Thani; known only from the type locality)|
Type locality: Petchphanomwat Waterfall, in Tai Rom Yen National Park, Ban Nasan District, Surat Thani Province (8°56.88’N 99°31.82’E).
|Types||Holotype: THNHM 15908, male, collected by Thanin Kaewmanee on 17 December 2004. Paratypes. PSUZC RT 2010.52 and KZM 006 have the same collection data as the holotype. CUMZ-R 2009,6,24-3 is from Tham Khao Sonk hill, Thachana District, Surat Thani Province, Thailand (9°34’N 99°10’E) collected on 27 June 2003 by Montri Sumontha.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Males reaching 37.8 mm SVL, females reaching 36.8 mm SVL; eight or nine supralabials; seven or eight infralabials; gular scales smooth; forearm scales keeled; subtibials keeled or smooth; ventrals smooth to weakly keeled; dorsal tubercles keeled; 19–24 paravertebral tubercles; six or seven, contiguous, pore-bearing, precloacal scales; pores transversely elongate (Fig. 13); one or two postcloacal tubercles; shield- like subtibials and enlarged, submetatarsal scales absent; 24–28 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; no dark, longitudinal, gular markings or blotches; head not yellow in adult males; no dark neck or shoulder patch enclosing a white to yellow ocellus; 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.|
Diagnosis. Maximum SVL 37.8 mm; eight or nine supralabials; seven or eight infralabials; smooth to weakly keeled ventral scales; six or seven contiguous, pore-bearing, precloacal scales with elongate pores; 19–24 paravertebral tubercles; body tubercles semi-linearly arranged, present on flanks; tubercles present in lateral caudal furrows; ventrolateral row of caudal tubercles absent; lateral row of caudal tubercles; caudal tubercles do not encircle tail; subcaudals keeled, bearing a median row of weakly enlarged scales; one or two postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral, subtibial or submetatarsal scales; subtibials may or may not be keeled; 24–28 subdigital fourth toe lamellae; light-colored prescapular crescent variably present (Tables 6,7, GRISMER et al. 2014).
Comparisons. Cnemaspis kamolnorranathi is most similar to C. chanardi, C. siamensis, C. roticanai, and C. vandeventeri of Peninsular Thailand.
|Etymology||The specific epithet kamolnorranathi, a masculine name in the genitive case, honors Dr. Sumate Kamolnorranath, Director of Research and Conservation Division, Zoological Park Organization of Thailand who supported Mr. Kirati’s herpetological surveys and research that resulted in the discovery of several new species.|