Cnemaspis nimbus PAL, MIRZA, DSOUZA & SHANKER, 2021
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis nimbus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis nimbus PAL, MIRZA, DSOUZA & SHANKER 2021|
Type locality: Mathikettan Shola National Park, Cardamom Hills (10.008°N, 77.248°E; 1630 m asl)
|Types||Holotype: BNHS 2614, adult male collected by Saunak Pal and team on 16th July 2011.|
Paratypes: CESL 252 & CESL 357, adult males; collected from the same locality as the holotype by Saunak Pal and team on 27th March 2011 and 16th July 2011 respectively.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A large sized, robust Cnemaspis species (SVL up to 48.2 mm) characterised by the presence of heterogenous dorsal scales, small granular scales intermixed with larger keeled, rounded tubercles; absence of spine like tubercles on the flank; paired postmentals separated by a single broad median scale;12–14 rows of middorsal tubercles, 16–17 tubercles in paravertebral rows; ventrals smooth, 134–141 longitudinal scales from mental to cloaca; 26–27 midventral scales; males with 4–6 precloacal pores, femoral pores absent; row of enlarged scales from base of first toe till end of foot; subcaudals smooth, median row with individual large scale alternating with slightly smaller scale; 7 supralabials to the angle of jaw; 22– 23 lamellae on digit IV of pes. (Pal et al. 2022)|
|Comment||Group: Belongs to the beddomei clade.|
|Etymology||Named after the Latin word ‘nimbus’ meaning cloud; referring to the prominent clouded pattern on the dorsum and flank.|
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