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Cnemapis andalas
Discoveries Andalas (ancient Sumatra), Indonesia 11_2
Andalas (ancient Sumatra), Indonesia

11. Cnemaspis andalas

Iskandar, McGuire & Amarasinghe, 2017
Publication :
Iskandar DT, JA McGuire & AAT Amarasinghe (2017). Description of Five New Day Geckos of Cnemaspis kandiana Group (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra and Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 51 (1): 142–153.
Iskandar DT, JA McGuire & AAT Amarasinghe (2017). Description of Five New Day Geckos of Cnemaspis kandiana Group (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra and Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 51 (1): 142–153.
Remarks :
We described Cnemaspis andalas from two sites in West Sumatra (296–775m a.s.l.), and this species is associated with crevices in karst formations (karst surface) within primary forests. It has a wide geographic range that extends from Rimbo Panti to the Harau Valley along the Bukit Barisan Mountain Range.

Etymology:
Andalas is the local common name of the tree Morus macrourus (family Moraceae) but is more frequently used for the region inhabited by this species. Andalas also is an ancient name used in the 13th Century for Sumatra, Indonesia, and is formed here as an invariable noun in apposition.

English name: Andalas Day Gecko
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