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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Sengoku’s Gecko
G: Akajima-Krallengecko 
SynonymGoniurosaurus kuroiwae sengokui HONDA & OTA 2017
Eublepharis kuroiwae orientalis — NAKAMURA & UÉNO 1963 (part)
Eublepharis kuroiwae orientalis — SENGOKU 1979 (part)
Amamisaurus orientalis orientalis — BÖRNER 1981 (part)
Eublepharis kuroiwae orientalis — TOYAMA et al., 1984 (part)
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae — GRISMER 1987 (part)
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae kuroiwae — GRISMER 1988 (part)
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis — OTA 1989 (part)
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis — TOYAMA & OTA 1991 (part).
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis — GRISMER et al., 1994 (part).
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis — TANAKA 1996 (part)
Goniurosaurus orientalis — GRISMER 2002 (part)
Goniurosaurus orientalis — DICKHOFF 2004 (part)
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis — WERNER et al., 2004 (part)
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis — TANAKA 2005 (part)
Goniurosaurus orientalis — SEUFER et al., 2005 (part)
Goniurosaurus orientalis — ZIEGLER et al., 2008 (part)
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis — OTA 2010 (part)
Goniurosaurus sengokui — KURITA et al. 2017 
DistributionJapan (Akajima, Tokashikijima, Okinawa Island Group, Ryukyu Archipelago)

Type locality: “Tokashiki (ca. 26.2° N, 127.4° E), Tokashikijima, Okinawa Island Group, Central Ryukyus, Japan”  
TypesHolotype: NSMT H 10808 (formerly Satoshi Tanaka’s Private Collection (TPN) 78080509 listed in Grismer et al. 1994), an adult male, collected in 5th August 1978, collected by Satoshi Tanaka. Paratypes: 37 paratypes as listed in HONDA & OTA 2017 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Goniurosaurus k. sengokui subsp. nov. is distinguishable from all other Ryukyu taxa of the genus as follows. It differs from G. k. yamashinae in showing lineate tendency of middorsal patterns at least in the anterior body, darker, more or less reddish iris and dorsal pattern; from G. splendens also in showing lineate tendency of middorsal patterns at least in the anterior body, as well as mottlings in interspaces between successive transverse body bands, and by lacking sharply keeled tubercles, juxtaposed ventrals and the posteriormost body band extending onto hindlimbs; from G. k. toyamai also in showing lineate tendency of middorsal patterns at least in the anterior body, as well as mottlings in interspaces between successive transverse body bands, and by lacking robust body; from G. k. kuroiwae in having dorsal bands; and from G. k. orientalis in showing more or less reddish or pinkish tint in live coloration of dorsal body pattern and iris (Figure 2 D–F). 
CommentSynonymy: after HONDA & OTA 2017.

Subspecies: see also G. kuroiwae. 
EtymologyThe epithet, “sengokui”, noun in genitive case, derives from the last name of late Mr. Showichi Sengoku, honoring his great contribution to the enhancement of social awareness and appreciation of wildlife including reptiles in Japan. 
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