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.
We discovered Cnemaspis pagai from a single site in South Pagai Island.
Etymology: The specific epithet refers to the island in the Mentawai Archipelago of Western Sumatra Province that is inhabited by this species. The specific epithet is formed here as an invariable noun in apposition.