Goniurosaurus zhelongi WANG, JIN, LI & GRISMER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Goniurosaurus zhelongi?
|Higher Taxa||Eublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Zhe-long’s Leopard Gecko|
Chinese: Pu Shi Jian Hu
|Synonym||Goniurosaurus zhelongi WANG, JIN, LI & GRISMER 2014|
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
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The 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.|
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