Cnemaspis sundagekko GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, RIYANTO, AHMAD, MUIN, SUMONTHA, GRISMER, ONN, QUAH & PAUWELS, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis sundagekko?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Anambas Rock gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis sundagekko GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, RIYANTO, AHMAD, MUIN, SUMONTHA, GRISMER, ONN, QUAH & PAUWELS 2014: 134|
|Distribution||Indonesia (Pulau Siantan)|
Type locality: Pulau Siantan, Anambas Archipelago, Riau Province, Indonesia (03°09.01 N, 106°14.03 E). Elevation unkown but less than 400 m, the maximum height of the island
|Reproduction||oviparous (manual imputation, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: USNM 26549, Adult male collected during September of 1899 by W. Abbott. Paratypes. All paratypes are from Pulau Siantan. Adult males USNM 26547–48 bear the same data as the holotype. Adult males ZRC 2.1109–10 and adult female ZRC 2.1111 were collected on 5 September 1925 by F. N. Chasen.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Cnemaspis sundagekko sp. nov. differs from all other Southeast Asia species of Cnemaspis in having the unique combination of adult males reaching 65.6 mm SVL, adult females reaching 68.0 mm SVL; 11–13 supralabials; 8–11 infralabials; keeled ventrals; no precloacal pores; moderate to prominent dorsal tubercles; 20–25 paravertebral tubercles; dorsal body tubercles generally randomly arranged; tubercles absent to weak on flanks; caudal tubercles encircle tail; no tubercles in lateral caudal furrows; ventrolateral and lateral rows of caudal tubercles present; subcaudals keeled; a sinlge, median row of enlarged, keeled subcaudals posteriorly; two or three postcloacal tubercles on either side of base of tail; no enlarged femoral, subtibial, or submetatarsal scales; subtibials keeled; 31–38 subdigital lamellae on fourth toe; large, dark, round spots on nape and anterior portion of body; dorsal caudal tubercles white. These characters are scored across all species in Tables 6 and 7 (GRISMER et al. 2014).|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
Distribution: See map in Grismer et al. 2014: 18 (Fig. 4).
|Etymology||Named after the type locality in the Sunda region.|