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Goniurosaurus kadoorieorum YANG & CHAN, 2015

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesKadoories’ Cave Gecko 
SynonymGoniurosaurus kadoorieorum YANG & CHAN 2015 
DistributionChina (Guangxi)

Type locality: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China; (exact locality withheld; available to qualified researchers upon request)  
TypesHolotype. KFBG 14032, adult male. Collected on 18 May 2014 by J.H. Yang.
Paratypes: one adult male KFBG 14031; one adult female KFBG 14033; one sub-adult male KFBG 14034; one juvenile male KFBG 14035; data identical to the holotype. Coordinates and other standard collecting information were recorded for each type and kept in the KFBG herpetological collection catalog. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe new species, “kadoorieorum”, is named in honour of the Kadoorie brothers, Sir Horace and Lord Lawrence, from Hong Kong, for their life-long support to biodiversity research and conservation in the region. 
  • 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
  • YANG, JIAN-HUAN & BOSCO PUI-LOK CHAN 2015. Two new species of the genus Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Sauria: Eublepharidae) from southern China. Zootaxa 3980 (1): 067–080 - get paper here
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