Cnemaspis tropidogaster (Boulenger, 1885)

Rough-bellied day gecko



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: c.1896

Rediscovered in 2016 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). British Museum (Natural History), London. 436 pp.


Other references:

Amarasinghe, A. A. Thasun et al. (2016). The Re-discovery of live populations of [i]Cnemaspis tropidogaster[/i] (Boulenger, 1885) (Sauria, Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka after 120 years. Zootaxa 4200(3): 395-405. [Abstract]

Ganesh, S.R., R. Sreekar, S.P. Pal, G. Ramchandra, C. Srinivasulu & B. Srinivasulu (2011). Discovery and first description of male [i]Cnemaspis heteropholis[/i] Bauer, 2002 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Agumbe, central Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(8): 2023-2027.

Goonewardene, S., Hawkes, Z., Vanneck, V., Drion, A., de Silva, A., Jayarathne, R. and Perera, J. 2003. Diversity of Nilgala Fire Savannah, Sri Lanka: with special reference to its herpetofauna.

Inger, R.F., Hymen, M. and Koshy, M. 1984. An undescribed species of Gekkonid Lizard (Cnemaspis) from India with comments on the status of C. Tropidogaster. Herpetologica 40(2): 149-154.

Manamendra-Aarachchi, K, S. Batuwita and R. Pethiyagoda. 2007. A taxonomic revision of the Sri Lankan day-geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis), with description of new species from Sri Lanka and Southern India. Zeylanica 7(1): 9-122.

de Silva, A. 2010. Cnemaspis tropidogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178508A7560996. Downloaded on 02 December 2016.

Taylor, E.H. 1953. A review of the lizards of Ceylon. The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 35(2): 1525-1585.


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