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A new ground-dwelling species of Cnemaspis Strauch Squamata Gekkonidae from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India

Giri, V.B.; Bauer, A.M.; Gaikwad, K.S.

Zootaxa 2164(21): 49-60

2009


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-5326
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2164.1.5
Accession: 037384019

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A new species of gecko of the genus Cnemaspis is described from the forests of the Western Ghats region of Maharashtra. Cnemaspis kolhapurensis sp. nov. is diagnosable by the following combination of characters: dorsal scales homogenous, small and feebly keeled; no spine-like tubercles on flanks, ventrals smooth, imbricate, 20-23 scale rows across venter, between lowest rows of dorsal scales. Supralabial I narrowly contacting nasal. Paired postmentals separated by one or two enlarged gular scales. A continuous series of 24-28 precloacal-femoral pores. The continuous series of precloacal and femoral pores exhibited by this species is unique among Indian members of the genus.

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