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Goniurosaurus liboensis WANG, YANG & GRISMER, 2013

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Libo Leopard Gecko
Chinese: 荔波睑虎 
SynonymGoniurosaurus liboensis WANG, YANG & GRISMER 2013 
DistributionChina (Guizhou)

Type locality: 25°15’37.73’’N, 108°5’45.74’’E; 660 m elevation [datum = WGS84) from the Maolan National Nature Reserve, Libo County, Guizhou Province, China  
TypesHolotype: SYS r000218, adult male (Fig. 3), collected by Jian-Huan Yang on 18 May 2010 on a tree. Paratypes.—Three specimens, SYS r000216, adult female, collected by J-HY on 16 May 2010 on a limestone rock in the farmland (25812050.00 0N, 107859056.040 0E; 450 m a.s.l.) from Mulun Town, Huanjiang County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. SYS r000217, adult female; SYS r000219 adult male, bearing same data as the holotype, collected by J-HY and Y-YW. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Goniurosaurus liboensis sp. n. can be distinguished from all other congeners by the combination of the following charac- ters: (1) Medium-sized lizards of 103.2–110.3 mm SVL; (2) nuchal loop narrow, six or seven granular scale rows in width, slightly protract- ed posteriorly; (3) eight or nine nasal scales surrounding naris; (4) two or three internasals; (5) granular scales of upper eyelids approxi- mately equal in size to those on top of head; (6) a row of greatly enlarged supraorbital tubercles; (7) axillary pockets deep; (8) 23 precloacal pores in males, in a transverse continuous series; (9) femoral pores absent; (10) claws sheathed by four dorsal scales and two long and curved lateral scales; (11) iris gray, becoming orange near pupil; (12) chin, throat, thorax, and ventral surfaces of body and limbs white, immaculate; and (13) three thin immaculate dorsal body bands between limb insertions, without dark spot, bordered by dark bands anteriorly and posteriorly. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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
  • Wang, Ying-Yong; Jian-Huan Yang, and L. Lee Grismer 2013. A New Species of Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from Libo, Guizhou Province, China. Herpetologica 69 (2): 214-226. - get paper here
  • Wang, Ying-Yong; Meng-Jie Jin, Yu-Long Li, and L. Lee Grismer 2014. Description of a New Species of Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from the Guangdong Province, China, Based on Molecular and Morphological Data. Herpetologica Sep 2014, Vol. 70, No. 3: 309-322. - get paper here
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