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Gekko guishanicus LIN & YAO, 2016

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGekko guishanicus LIN & YAO 2016 
DistributionTaiwan (Guishan Isle)

Type locality: Guishan Isle, Toucheng Township, Yilan County, northeast Taiwan.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TMRL 0461 (National Taiwan Museum), (Figure 4 & 5 in Lin & Yao 2016), adult male; Paratypes: National Taiwan Museum TMRL0473 and 0474, adult males both on 10 Aug. 1998; TMRL0441 and 0450, adult females on 27 May 1997 and 10 Nov. 1997, all paratypes are collected at same locality as holotype, by Jun-Tsong Lin. 
CommentSimilar species: Gekko hokouensis

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Lin, Jun-Tsong and Chiou-Ju Yao 2016. A New Species of the Genus Gekko (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Guishan Isle, Yilan County, Taiwan. [in Chinese and English] 國立臺灣博物館學刊 69(2):1-14 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
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