Section 38
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A new species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 Squamata Gekkonidae from Pulau Perhentian Besar, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia

Grismer, L.L.; Onn, C.K.

Zootaxa 1771(19): 1-15


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-5326
Accession: 037384711

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A new species of gekkoind lizard, Cnemaspis perhentianensis sp. nov., is described from Pulau Perhentian Besar, 21 km off the east coast of the state of Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Cnemaspis perhentianensis is differentiated from all other Southeast Asian Cnemaspis in having a maximum SVL of 47.2 mm; the scales of the anterior portion of the forearm are keeled; the ventral scales are weakly keeled; there are no femoral pores; eight preanal pores; there is no linearly arranged row of tubercles on the flanks; there are paravertebral, longitudinal rows of caudal tubercles and lateral caudal rows anteriorly; the keeled subcaudals lack an enlarged median row; there are no large, shield-like subtibial or submetatarsal scales; 28-31 subdigital lamellae are on the fourth toe; distinct, large, dark spots occur on the neck and back that alternate with transverse, white markings; and there are white markings on flanks that alternate with dark blotches.

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