Cnemaspis silvula MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis silvula?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis silvula MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI, BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007|
Type locality: Kombala- Kottawa Forest Reserve, Kottawa, Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka, 06º06’N, 80º20’E, 60 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: NMSL (= WHT) 7208 (male), 28.6 mm SVL coll. S. Batuwita, 24 October, 2005.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cnemaspis silvula differs from its peninsular Indian and Sri Lankan congeners by a combination of the following characters. Maximum SVL 28.6 mm; paired postmentals separated by a medial scale; each postmental bounded by 4 scales including medial scale; ventrals, 132–138; ventral scales across midbody, 20; dorsal scales heterogeneous; a row of 10–15 irregular spinous tubercles on flank; ventrals, 138, keeled; 3 preanal pores, 4 femoral pores on each side; subcaudals keeled, those on median row enlarged, irregular; supralabials to angle of jaws, 7; subdigital lamellae on digit IV of pes, 18; (in life) dorsum darkbrown to light-brown, with about seven indistinct, lighter, V-shaped markings; occipital region with lighter spots. [from MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007].|
|Etymology||The species name is the Latin diminutive of ‘forest’, a reference to the habitats in which the species occurs, applied here as a noun in apposition.|