Coastal day gecko

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Coastal day gecko
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Cnemaspis
Species: C. littoralis
Binomial name
Cnemaspis littoralis
(Jerdon, 1854)

The coastal day gecko (Cnemaspis littoralis) is a species of gecko found in the Western Ghats of India.


This gecko occurs in Malabar, Nilambur, and Nellakota, on the west side of the Nilgiris; it isfound on trees in dry teak forests. Jerdon's type specimen was obtained in a warehouse on the seacoast.[2]


  1. ^ Srinivasulu, C. & Srinivasulu, B. 2013. Cnemaspis littoralis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T172597A1348986. Downloaded on 04 January 2018.
  2. ^ Boulenger, G. A. 1890. Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.
  • Beddome, R.H. 1871 Descriptions of new reptiles from the Madras Presidency. Madras Monthly J. Med. Sci., 4: 401-404 [Reprint: J. Soc. Bibliogr. Nat. Sci., London, 1 (10): 324-326, 1940.
  • Jerdon, T.C. 1853 Catalogue of the Reptiles inhabiting the Peninsula of India. Part 1. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal xxii [1853]: 462-479
  • Vivek Philip Cyriac & P.K. Umesh 2013 Current status of Cnemaspis littoralis (Jerdon, 1853) (Sauris: Gekkonidae) with Designatio of a Neotype. Taprobanica 5 (1): 36-43.