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Goniurosaurus kwangsiensis YANG & CHAN, 2015

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

Type locality: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China; (exact locality withheld; available to qualified researchers upon request).  
TypesHolotype. KFBG 14052, adult male. Collected on 5 July 2013 by J.H. Yang.
Paratypes. Three paratypes: two adult females KFBG 14050–51; one adult male KFBG 14053; 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 specific epithet “kwangsiensis” is named after its type locality, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China (Kwangsi is the former official name of Guangxi). 
  • 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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