Cnemaspis sirehensis NASHRIQ, DAVIS, BAUER & DAS, 2022
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis sirehensis?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis sirehensis NASHRIQ, DAVIS, BAUER & DAS 2022|
Type locality: Serian District, Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo)
|Types||Holotype: UNIMAS 9609, adult female collected by Hayden Davis and Izneil Nashriq on 2 June 2018|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: SVL up to 49 mm; 12–13 supralabials; 10–12 infralabials; 3 internasals; 6–7 postmentals; subtibial scales keeled; ventrolateral caudal tubercles absent; paravertebral and lateral row of caudal tubercles present; caudal tubercles not encircling tail; subcaudals keeled, bearing an enlarged median row of weakly keeled scales; 1–2/1–2 (L/R) postcloacal tubercles on each side of tail base; no enlarged femoral or subtibial scales; submetatarsal scales of first toe enlarged; 26–30 fourth toe subdigital lamellae. (NASHRIQ et al. 2022)|
|Etymology||The epithet sirehensis comes from the type locality, Gua Sireh (Sireh Cave), Kampung Bantang, Serian and translates to betel in Malay. Betel is a type of plant of the family Piperaceae, consumed as betel quid or in ‘paan’. Gua Sireh is also known as an important archaeological site in south-western Sarawak|