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Goniurosaurus luii GRISMER, VIETS & BOYLE, 1999

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Chinese leopard gecko
G: Chinesischer Leopardgecko
Chinese: 凭祥睑虎 
SynonymGoniurosaurus luii GRISMER, VIETS & BOYLE 1999
Goniurosaurus luii — SEUFER et al. 2005
Goniurosaurus luii — NGO et al. 2016
Goniurosaurus luii — RÖSLER 2018: 80 
DistributionChina (Guangxi, Hainan Island), Vietnam

Type locality: Pingxiang, Guangxi Province, China  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 222683 
Diagnosis 
CommentConservation: G. luii may have been extirpated from its type locality due to commercial or pet hunting but is also now readily available from captive breeders (Science 318: 915 [2006]).

Sympatry: G. lichtenfelderi hainanensis. 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Wai Lui “who sent six years tracking the existence of these populations” (GRISMER et al. 1999). 
References
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  • Chen, Tian-Bo; Yuan-Jun Meng, Ke Jiang,, Pi-Peng Li, Bo-Hao Wen, Wenhua Lu, James Lazell, and Mian Hou 2014. New Record of the Leopard Gecko Goniurosaurus araneus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) for China and habitat partitioning between geographically and Phylogenetically Close Leopard Geckos. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 21 (1): 16–27
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  • Grismer, L. Lee 2002. Goniurosaurus: Ancient Gekkos of the Far East. Gekko 3 (1): 22-28
  • Grismer, L. Lee, Brian E. Viets and Lawrence J. Boyle. 1999. Two new continental species of Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) with a phylogeny and evolutionary classification of the genus. Journal of Herpetology 33 (3): 382-393 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee, Shi Haitao, Nicolai L. Orlov and Natalia B. Ananjeva 2002. A new species of Goniurosaurus (Squamata: Eublepharidae) from Hainan Island, China. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 217-224 - get paper here
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  • Holfert, T. 2006. Zeichnungsvariationen bei Goniurosaurus luii (variations in the colour pattern of Goniurosaurus luii). Sauria 28 (2): 55-56 - get paper here
  • Kaverkin, Y. 2000. Eublepharoide Geckos der Gattung Goniurosaurus BARBOUR, 1908 - Haltung und Zucht im Terrarium. Sauria 22 (4): 17-22 - get paper here
  • Ngo HN, Ziegler T, Nguyen TQ, Pham CT, Nguyen TT, Le MD, van Schingen M. 2016. First population assessment of two cryptic Tiger Geckos (Goniurosaurus) from northern Vietnam: Implications for conservation. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(1) [General Section]: 34–45 (e120) - get paper here
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  • 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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