Sispara day gecko

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Sispara day gecko
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Cnemaspis
Species: C. sisparensis
Binomial name
Cnemaspis sisparensis
(Beddome, 1870)

The Sispara day gecko (Cnemaspis sisparensis) is a species of gecko found in the Nilgiri Hills of India.


It is closely allied to Cnemaspis wynadensis, but the digits much more elongate. Three femoral pores are found on each side. The dorsal tubercles are homogeneous. In color, it is brown, with regular, transverse, dark bands across the body and tail.[1]

From snout to vent, it grows to 2.4 in.

Its type locality is Sholakal, near the bottom of the Sispara Ghat, Nilgiri Hills.


  1. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1890). Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia.
  • Annandale, N. (1915). Herpetological notes and descriptions. Records of the Indian Museum, 11:341-347
  • Beddome, R.H. (1870). Descriptions of new reptiles from the Madras Presidency. Madras Monthly J. Med. Sci. 2:169-176 [Reprint.: J. Soc. Bibliogr. Nat. Sci., London, 1 (10): 327-334, 1940]
  • Boulenger, G.A. (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp.
  • Theobald, W. (1876). Descriptive catalogue of the reptiles of British India. Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta: xiii + 238 pp.

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