Cnemaspis kendallii — Kendall’s Rock Gecko
When I spotted this wary, agile gecko lurking in the shadow of a large boulder, I was excited because I recognized it as Cnemaspis and it was the first Cnemaspis I had ever seen. Soon I discovered that it was one of the most common lizards in the area, but this was the only one I saw active during the day.
In the forests of Sarawak at night, I saw dozens of these geckos, either clinging to boulders or the buttresses or trunks of large trees.
Most of them would scuttle off into a crevice quickly, but every once in a while one would hold its position long enough for me to get a close-up.
They exhibited significant variation in pattern and color. Perhaps these will turn out to be different species some day.
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