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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 Map legend:
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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. 
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. 
  • 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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