The discovery of two new gecko species from southern Myanmar

We have discovered the first members of the lizard genus Cnemaspis on the mainland of Myanmar. Published in the journal Zootaxa, we report the discovery of three Cnemaspis species in the country’s southernmost subdivision called the Tanintharyi Region. Out of the three species, two are new to science— the Tanintharyi Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis tanintharyi) and the Thayawthadangyi Islands Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis thayawthadangyi). A PDF is available here (Lee et al. 2019).

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