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Cnemaspis tapanuli
Discoveries Tapanuli, Sumatra, Indonesia 14_2
Tapanuli, Sumatra, Indonesia

14. Cnemaspis tapanuli

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 tapanuli from a single site in North Sumatra, and this species is most frequently found on tree buttresses or among leaf litter between tree buttresses during daytime. Several specimens were observed between ground level and 1 m in height.

Etymology:
The specific epithet refers to the northern Sumatra, also known as Tapanuli, signifying a beautiful beach (tapian nan uli) or coastal area (of Toba Lake), formed here as an invariable noun in apposition.

English name: Tapanuli Day Gecko
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