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Goniurosaurus splendens (NAKAMURA & UÉNO, 1959)

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Higher TaxaEublepharidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymEublepharis splendens NAKAMURA & UÉNO 1959: 47
Eublepharis kuroiwae splendens — NAKAMURA & UANO 1963
Amamisaurus splendens — BÖRNER 1981
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae splendens — GRISMER 1988
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae splendens — OTA 1989
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae splendens — RÖSLER 1995: 65
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae splendens — KAVERKIN 1999
Goniurosaurus splendens — DICKHOFF 2004
Goniurosaurus splendens — SEUFER et al. 2005
Goniurosaurus splendens — ZIEGLER et al. 2008 
DistributionJapan (Tokunoshima)

Type locality: a limestone cave called “Jinde-gumui”, Kametsu, Tokunoshima, Ryukyu Archipelago.  
TypesHolotype: KUZ (Zoological Institute, Kyoto University) 
CommentThis species is endangered. 
  • Börner, ACHIM RÜDIGER 1981. The genera of Asian eublepharine geckos and a hypothesis on their phylogeny. Miscellaneous Articles in Saurology 9: (1), 1-14 [privately printed], Cologne
  • Dickhoff, A. 2004. Ein Tiger im Terrarium - Haltung und Nachzucht von Goniurosaurus araneus (GRISMER, VIETS & BOYLE 1999). Draco 5 (18): 76-81 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee 2002. Goniurosaurus: Ancient Gekkos of the Far East. Gekko 3 (1): 22-28
  • Janssen, Jordi & Chris R. Shepherd 2019. Trade in Endangered and Critically Endangered Japanese Herpetofauna Endemic to The Nansei Islands Warrants Increased Protection. Current Herpetology Feb 2019 Vol. 38, No. 1: 99-109 - 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
  • Kaverkin, Yuri 1999. Tokage Modoki, Those Wonderful Geckos of the Ryuku Archipelago. Gekko 1 (1): 42-46
  • Kurita T, Honda M, Toda M. 2017. Species delimitation and biogeography of the Ryukyu ground geckos, Goniurosaurus kuroiwae ssp. (Squamata: Eublepharidae), by use of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA analyses. J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2017;00:1–14 - get paper here
  • Nakamura, K., and S. I. Uéno. 1959. The geckos found in the limestone caves of the Ryu-Kyu Islands. Memoirs of the College of Science, University of Kyoto, 26:45-52
  • Ota, Hidetoshi 1989. A review of the geckos (Lacertilia: Reptilia) of the Ryukyu Archipelago and Taiwan. in: Matsui et al., eds; Current Herpetology in East Asia: Proceedings of the Second Japan-China Herpetological Symposium Kyoto, July 1988: 222-261 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Seufer, H.; Y. Kaverkin & A. Kirschner (eds.) 2005. Die Lidgeckos. Kirschner und Seufer Verlag, 238 pp.
  • 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; Jian-Huan Yang, and Rong-Feng Cui 2010. A NEW SPECIES OF GONIUROSAURUS (SQUAMATA: EUBLEPHARIDAE) FROM YINGDE, GUANGDONG PROVINCE, CHINA. Herpetologica 66 (2): 229 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T.; Truong, N.Q.; Schmitz, A.; Stenke, R. & Rösler, H. 2008. A new species of Goniurosaurus from Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong, northern Vietnam (Squamata: Eublepharidae). Zootaxa 1771: 16–30 - get paper here
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