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Goniurosaurus liboensis WANG, YANG & GRISMER, 2013

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Libo Leopard Gecko
Chinese: 荔波睑虎 
SynonymGoniurosaurus liboensis WANG, YANG & GRISMER 2013 
DistributionChina (Guizhou)

Type locality: 25°15’37.73’’N, 108°5’45.74’’E; 660 m elevation [datum = WGS84) from the Maolan National Nature Reserve, Libo County, Guizhou Province, China  
TypesHolotype: SYS r000218, adult male (Fig. 3), collected by Jian-Huan Yang on 18 May 2010 on a tree. Paratypes.—Three specimens, SYS r000216, adult female, collected by J-HY on 16 May 2010 on a limestone rock in the farmland (25812050.00 0N, 107859056.040 0E; 450 m a.s.l.) from Mulun Town, Huanjiang County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. SYS r000217, adult female; SYS r000219 adult male, bearing same data as the holotype, collected by J-HY and Y-YW. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Goniurosaurus liboensis sp. n. can be distinguished from all other congeners by the combination of the following charac- ters: (1) Medium-sized lizards of 103.2–110.3 mm SVL; (2) nuchal loop narrow, six or seven granular scale rows in width, slightly protract- ed posteriorly; (3) eight or nine nasal scales surrounding naris; (4) two or three internasals; (5) granular scales of upper eyelids approxi- mately equal in size to those on top of head; (6) a row of greatly enlarged supraorbital tubercles; (7) axillary pockets deep; (8) 23 precloacal pores in males, in a transverse continuous series; (9) femoral pores absent; (10) claws sheathed by four dorsal scales and two long and curved lateral scales; (11) iris gray, becoming orange near pupil; (12) chin, throat, thorax, and ventral surfaces of body and limbs white, immaculate; and (13) three thin immaculate dorsal body bands between limb insertions, without dark spot, bordered by dark bands anteriorly and posteriorly. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
  • 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, Kai; Jinlong Ren, Hongman Chen, Zhitong Lyu, Xianguang Guo Ke Jiang, Jinmin Chen, Jiatang Li, Peng Guo, Yingyong Wang, Jing Che 2020. The updated checklists of amphibians and reptiles of China. Biodiversity Science 28 (2): 189-218 - get paper here
  • Wang, Ying-Yong; Jian-Huan Yang, and L. Lee Grismer 2013. A New Species of Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from Libo, Guizhou Province, China. Herpetologica 69 (2): 214-226. - 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
  • ZHU, XIAO-YU; GUANG-YU CHEN, CRISTIAN ROMÁN-PALACIOS, ZHENG LI, ZHU-QING HE 2020. Goniurosaurus gezhi sp. nov., a new gecko species from Guangxi, China (Squamata: Eublepharidae). Zootaxa 4852 (2): 211–222 - get paper here
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