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Goniurosaurus zhelongi WANG, JIN, LI & GRISMER, 2014

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Zhe-long’s Leopard Gecko
Chinese: Pu Shi Jian Hu 
SynonymGoniurosaurus zhelongi WANG, JIN, LI & GRISMER 2014 
DistributionChina (Guangdong)

Type locality: 24°24’45.8’’N, 113°06’19.94’’E, 184 m above sealevel; datum 1⁄4 WGS84) from the Shimentai Nature Reserve, Yingde City, Guangdong Province, China  
TypesHolotype: SYS r000770, adult male (Figs. 2a, 3a), collected by R.L. Li (hereinafter RLL) and J.H. Yang (hereinafter JHY) on 9 October 2012.
Paratypes: Four specimens, bearing same data as the holotype. Three adult females: SYS r000551, collected by RLL and T.D. Zhang on 26 October 2011; SYS r000765 (Fig. 2b), collected by RLL and JHY on 20 September 2012; SYS r000766 (Figs. 3b–e), collected by RLL and J.M. Zhang on 20 September 2012; and one adult male, SYS r000816 (Fig. 3f), collected by YYW and YLL on 25 April 2013. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe specific name zhelongi is in honor of an outstanding Chinese taxonomist and biologist, Professor Zhe-Long Pu. His first name, ‘‘Zhe-Long,’’ in Chinese means ‘‘dormant dragon,’’ and zhelongi is an adjective in grammatical accord with the gender of Goniurosaurus. 
  • 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; 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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