Cnemaspis wallaceii PAL, MIRZA, DSOUZA & SHANKER, 2021
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cnemaspis wallaceii?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis wallaceii PAL, MIRZA, DSOUZA & SHANKER 2021|
|Distribution||India (Tamil Nadu)|
Type locality: Andiparai Shola, Anamalai Hills (10.394°N, 76.992°E; 1307 m asl)
|Types||Holotype: BNHS 2613, adult male collected by Saunak Pal and team on 8th August 2011.|
Paratypes: CESL 378, adult female; collected along with the holotype.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A large sized Cnemaspis species (SVL up to 46.2 mm) characterised by the presence of heterogenous dorsal scales, small granular scales intermixed with larger rounded, regularly arranged, weakly keeled tubercles; absence of spine like tubercles on the flank; paired postmentals separated by 2–3 median scales; 14–15 rows of middorsal tubercles, 18–20 tubercles in paravertebral rows; ventrals smooth, 154–156 longitudinal scales from mental to cloaca; 28–29 midventral scales; males with 8 precloacal pores, femoral pores absent; row of enlarged scales from base of first toe till end of foot; subcaudals smooth, median row with individual large scales alternating with slightly smaller scales; 6–7 supralabials to the angle of jaw; 22–23 lamellae on digit IV of pes. (Pal et al. 2022)|
|Comment||Group: Belongs to the beddomei clade.|
|Etymology||Named after Alfred Russel Wallace for his tremendous contribution to the field of biogeography. His work has been an inspiration for the authors and towards this study.|
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