Cnemaspis sundainsula

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Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Gekkonidae
Genus: Cnemaspis
Species: Cnemaspis sundainsula


Holotype: MZB Lace.9438, ♂, collected by Awal Riyanto on 24 October 2011.
Type locality: INDONESIA: Mount Ranai, Bunguran Timur district , Natuna Regency , Kepulauan Riau Province, Bunguran (Great Natuna) Island, Indonesia (03°57’24.5”N, 108°21’08.3”E) at 345 m elevation.
Etymology: The specific epithet sundainsula is derived from the word Sunda which originally referred to a Hindu Kingdom in western Java existing from 669–1579. Sunda is now commonly used as an adjective associated with particular geographic features in the western regions of Southeast Asia associated with the South China Sea and its fringing continental areas. The Latin insula (singular) means island and sundainsula is an invariable noun in apposition in reference to this species being endemic to an island on the submerged Sunda Plains.