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Two new diminutive species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 Squamata Gekkonidae from Peninsular Malaysia

Grismer, L.L.; Ahmad, N.; Chan, K.O.; Belabut, D.; Muin, M.A.; Wood, P.L., : Jr; Grismer, J.L.

Zootaxa 2019(23): 40-56


ISSN/ISBN: 1175-5326
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2019.1.3
Accession: 037484138

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Two new diminutive species of Cnemaspis are described from Peninsular Malaysia. Cnemaspis monachorum sp. nov. is a karst-dwelling species endemic to Pulau Langkawi, Kedah and is the smallest species of Southeast Asian Cnemaspis to date. Cnemaspis pseudomcguirei sp. nov. is a montane species known only from Bukit Larut, Perak in the Bintang Mountain Range and is very similar in appearance to the considerably larger, sympatric species C. mcguirei. Evidence supporting a working hypothesis of resource partitioning between sympatric species pairs of Cnemaspis on the basis of size and microhabitat preference is presented.

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