Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei GRISMER, AHMAD, CHAN, BELABUT, MUIN, WOOD & GRISMER, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: False McGuire’s Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei GRISMER, AHMAD, CHAN, BELABUT, MUIN, WOOD & GRISMER 2009|
Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei — GRISMER 2011
Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei — GRISMER et al. 2014: 70
|Distribution||Malaysia (Bukit Larut, Perak in the Bintang Mountain Range)|
Type locality: 1351 m from Bukit Larut, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia along the road from the Gunung Hijau Rest House to the Telekom Tower (04°51.715 N, 100°47.993 E).
|Types||Holotype: ZRC 2.6777, adult male, collected on 16 October 2008 by Chan, K. O. at 0130 hrs. Paratypes. Paratype ZRC 2.6778 was collected on 16 June 2008 at 2300 hrs by J. L. Grismer, P. L. Wood, Jr., and L. L. Grismer at the same locality as the holotype. Paratype ZRC 2.6779 was collected on 18 June 2008 at 1500 hrs by J. L. Grismer, P. L. Wood, Jr., and L. L. Grismer on the Gunung Hijau Trail. Paratypes ZRC 2.6780–82 were collected between 2000–2400 hrs by Daicus, B., Chan K. O., B. Trevertt, Muin M., and L. L. Grismer on 16 October 2008 at the same locality as the holotype.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Maximum SVL 42.5 mm; nine or 10 supralabials; 8–10 infralabials; ventral scales keeled; 1–5 continuous, pore-bearing precloacal scales with round pores; 23–32 paravertebral tubercles; body tubercles randomly arranged, present on flanks; tubercles present in lateral caudal furrows; no ventrolateral caudal tubercles; lateral row of caudal tubercles present anteriorly; caudal tubercles not encircling tail; all subcaudals keeled, no enlarged median scale row; two or three postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral or subtibial scales; subtibials keeled; usually no enlarged submetatarsal scales on first toe; 23–26 subdigital fourth toe lamellae; and two ocelli in the shoulder region in males; vertebral stripe variable. These differences are summarized across all Southeast Asian species in Table 1 in GRISMER et al. (2009) and GRISMER et al. 2014 (Tables 6,7).|
|Comment||Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei bears a striking resemblance to juveniles of the much larger, nearly syntopic C. mcguirei with which it had been previously confused.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is derived from the Greek pseudo- meaning “false” or “lie” and affixed to mcguirei to indicate the similarity of Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei to C. mcguirei.|