Cnemaspis

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Cnemaspis
Cnemaspis unid.jpg
Unidentified Cnemaspis gecko from the Western Ghats. Note the round pupil.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Cnemaspis
Strauch, 1887[1]

Cnemaspis is a genus of diurnal (day) geckos found in Asia. With around 75 species, it is one of the most diverse genera of geckos or even lizards.

Description[edit]

Species in this genus have slender, clawed digits which are cylindrical or depressed at the base (rarely dilated); the distal phalanges are compressed, forming an angle with the basal portion of the digits, the lower surface of which has a row of plates. Their bodies are more or less depressed, granular or tubercular above. Tail not compressed. Pupil circular; eyelid distinct all round the eye. Males with or without pre-anal or femoral pores.[2]

Species[edit]

Cnemaspis gecko from the Western Ghats
Another unidentified Cnemaspis gecko from the Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala

The Africa group

The Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka group

The Sundaland group

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). www.itis.gov.
  2. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1890). Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia (referring to Gonatodes)
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Cnemaspis baueri, p. 19).
  4. ^ Wickramasinghe, Mendis & Munindradasa (2007). Review of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in Sri Lanka with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 1490: 1-63
  5. ^ Mukherjee, D., S Bhupathy, A. M. A. Nixon (2005). A new species of day gecko (Squamata, Gekkonidae, Cnemaspis) from the Anaikatti Hills, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India Current Science. 89(8).[1]
  6. ^ Indraneil Das (2005) Revision of the Genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae), from the Mentawai and Adjacent Archipelagos off Western Sumatra, Indonesia, with the Description of Four New Species. Journal of Herpetology 39(2):233–247 [2]
  7. ^ Giri, Varad B.; Aaron M. Bauer & Kshamata S. Gaikwad (21 July 2009). "A new ground-dwelling species of Cnemaspis Strauch (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India" (PDF). Zootaxa (Magnolia Press) 2164: 49–60. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  8. ^ Dring, 1979. Amphibians and reptiles from northern Trengganu, Malaysia, with descriptions of two new geckos: Cnemaspis and Cyrtodactylus. Bulletin of The British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 34 (5): 181-241
  9. ^ Grismer, L. L. and Ngo, V. T. (2007). Four new species of the gekkonid genus Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Reptilia: Squamata) from Southern Vietnam. Herpetologica 63 (4): 482-500. [3]
  10. ^ Grismer, L.L., Onn, C.K., Nasir, N. and Sumontha, M. (2008). A new species of karst-dwelling gecko (genus Cnemaspis Strauch 1887) from the border region of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 1875: 51-68. [4]
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Grismer, L.L., Sumontha, M., Cota, M., Grismer, J.L., Wood Jr., P.L., Pauwels, O.S.G. & Kunya, K. 2010. A revision and redescription of the rock gecko Cnemaspis siamensis (Taylor 1925)(Squamata:Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand with a description of seven new species. Zootaxa 2576: 1-55
  12. ^ a b c Grismer, L. L. and Ngo, V. T. (2007). Four new species of the gekkonid genus Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Reptilia: Squamata) from Southern Vietnam. Herpetologica 63 (4): 482-500. [5]
  13. ^ a b c d Das, I. (2005) Revision of the Genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae), from the Mentawai and Adjacent Archipelagos off Western Sumatra, Indonesia, with the Description of Four New Species. Journal of Herpetology 39(2):233–247 [6]
  14. ^ Das and Leon (2004). A new species of Cnemaspis(Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Southern Thailand. Current Herpetology. 23 (2):63-71.
  15. ^ Grismer, L. L. and Onn, C. K. (2010). Another new Rock Gecko (genus Cnemaspis Strauch 1887) from Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa 2419: 51-62. [7]
  16. ^ Duméril and Bibron (1836). Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.3. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 528 pp.