Cnemaspis pava MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis pava?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis pava MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007|
Type locality: Nawalapitiya, Kandy District, Central Province of
Sri Lanka, 07o03’N, 80o28’E, 600 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: NMSL (= WHT) 7286, (male), 31.8 mm SVL, coll. S. Batuwita, 12 August, 2005.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cnemaspis pava differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 32.4 mm; paired postmentals separated medially by a small scale; each postmental bounded by 3 scales; dorsal scales heterogeneous; spine-like tubercles present on flank; ventrals, 141–143; ventral scales across mid-body, 22–25; ventrals (including pectoral, abdominal, precloacal and scales on tail-base) carinate; 2 or 4 preanal pores and 5 femoral pores on each side; tail base without enlarged tubercles; supralabials to angle of jaws, 7 or 8; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 18 or 19; (in life) dorsum yellowish brown, with about six V-shaped markings; a distinct W-shaped mark on occipital region and an uninterrupted mid-dorsal line present. [from MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007].|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The species name, pava, is a Latin adjective meaning ‘little’, an allusion to the diminutive habit of this gecko.|