A new species of Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Assam, north-eastern India

Das, I. and Sengupta, S. (2000) A new species of Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Assam, north-eastern India. Journal of South Asian Natural History, 5 (1). pp. 17-24. ISSN 1022-0828

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A new species of Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) is reported from the Mayeng Reserve Forest, Kamrup District, Assam, north-eastern India. The species is considered morphologically similar to south Asian species of the genus, rather than to those of south-east Asia, and can be diagnosed from all described congeners using the following combination of characters: snout-vent length 28.0 mm; canthal ridge absent; no ridges of tubercles along mandible or in nape region; supranasals separated by a single scale; nasals in narrow contact with supralabial I. Three postnasals bound nasal; postmentals separated by one scale; chin shields not separated from infralabials by enlarged scales; no decrease in dorsal scale size posterior to thorax; ventral scales increase in size from chin to gular, pectoral and abdominal regions. Scales on dorsum at mid­ body much smaller than those of ventrum at same level; scales on vertebral region not reduced, lacking a spinous process; no enlarged tubercles on dorsum; spine-like tubercles on flanks; pectoral and abdominal scales smooth, imbricate, not distinctly elongated; no preanal or femoral pores; no preanal groove; no enlarged series of subtibial scales; 2-5 greatly enlarged basal scansors; tail segmented, with enlarged flattened scales forming whorls; ventral surface of tail with a median, continuous series of enlarged scales, supralabials (to mid­ orbit position) 8-9; infralabials 7; interorbital scale rows (at midpoint of orbit) 5; mid-ventral scale rows to lowest row of tubercles 24-26

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cnemaspis new species, Cnemaspis assamensis,systematics, Assam, India,unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 07:08
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 07:08
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11630

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