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Goniurosaurus luii GRISMER, VIETS & BOYLE, 1999

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Chinese leopard gecko
G: Chinesischer Leopardgecko 
SynonymGoniurosaurus luii GRISMER, VIETS & BOYLE 1999
Goniurosaurus luii — SEUFER et al. 2005
Goniurosaurus luii — NGO et al. 2016 
DistributionChina (Guangxi, Hainan Island), Vietnam

Type locality: Pingxiang, Guangxi Province, China  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 222683 
CommentConservation: G. luii may have been extirpated from its type locality due to commercial or pet hunting but is also now readily available from captive breeders (Science 318: 915 [2006]).

Sympatry: G. lichtenfelderi hainanensis. 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Wai Lui “who sent six years tracking the existence of these populations” (GRISMER et al. 1999). 
References
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