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Taxonomy of the family Eublepharidae
Bibliography of the genus Goniurosaurus
Biodiversity of the family Eublepharidae


East Asian Leopard Geckos

Ostasiatische Leopardgeckos

Østasiatiske Leopardgekkoer

1908 Goniurosaurus Barbour (type species: Goniurosaurus hainanensis Barbour 1908)
1929 Gonyurosaurus Barbour & Loveridge [invalid emendation]
1981 Amamisaurus Börner (type species: Gymnodactylus albofasciatus kuroiwae Namiye 1912) (syn. Grismer 1988; Rösler 1995)
Contents: 22 species, of which 19 (86.4%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Eublepharis, but revalidated by Börner (1981) and Grismer (1988).
Distribution: E. Asia.
Reported from: China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan), Japan (Ryukyu Islands [Okinawa Islands (Iheyajima, Kumejima), Satsunan Islands (Amami Islands: Tokunoshima)]), Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island).

Goniurosaurus araneus

Vietnamese Leopard Gecko

Vietnamesischer Leopardgecko

Vietnamesisk Leopardgekko

1999 Goniurosaurus araneus Grismer, Viets & Boyle

Distribution: China (Guangxi), Vietnam.

Goniurosaurus bawanglingensis

Bawangling Leopard Gecko



2002 Goniurosaurus bawanglingensis Grismer, Haitao, Orlov & Ananjeva

Distribution: China (Hainan).

Goniurosaurus catbaensis

Cat Ba Leopard Gecko

Cat Ba-Leopardgecko

Cat Ba-leopardgekko

2008 Goniurosaurus catbaensis Ziegler, Nguyen, Schmitz, Stenke & Rösler

Distribution: Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island).

Goniurosaurus chengzheng

Chengzheng Leopard Gecko, Chengzheng Cave Gecko



2021 Goniurosaurus chengzheng Zhu, Liu, Bai, Román-Palacios, Li & He

Distribution: China (Guangxi).

Goniurosaurus gezhi

Gezhi Leopard Gecko, Gezhi Cave Gecko



2020 Goniurosaurus gezhi Zhu, Chen, Román-Palacios, Li & He

Distribution: China (Guangxi).

Goniurosaurus gollum

Huaiji Leopard Gecko, Gollum Leopard Gecko



2020 Goniurosaurus gollum Qi, Wang, Grismer, Chen, Lyu & Wang

Distribution: China (Guangdong).

Goniurosaurus hainanensis

Hainan Leopard Gecko, (Hainan Narrow-banded Leopard Gecko)

Hainan-Leopardgecko, (Schmalbändiger Hainan-Leopardgecko)

Hainan-leopardgekko, (Smalbåndet Hainan-leopardgekko)

1908 Goniurosaurus hainanensis Barbour
Goniurosaurus lichtenfelderi hainanensis Grismer 1987

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or a subspecies of of lichtenfelderi (e.g., Smith 1935; Wermuth 1965; Grismer 1987). Revalidated as a separate species by Grismer, Viets & Boyle (1999).
Distribution: China (Hainan).

Goniurosaurus huuliensis

Huu Lien Leopard Gecko

Huu Lien-Leopardgecko

Huu Lien-leopardgekko

2008 Goniurosaurus huuliensis Orlov, Ryabov, Nguyen, Nguyen & Ho

Distribution: Vietnam.

Goniurosaurus kuroiwae

Okinawa Leopard Gecko, (Ryukyu Ground Gecko)



1912 Gymnodactylus albofasciatus kuroiwae Namiye
Eublepharis kuroiwae Nakamura & Uéno 1963
Amamisaurus kuroiwae Börner 1981
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae Grismer 1988
2014 Goniurosaurus kuroiwae yunnu Nakamura, Takahashi & Ota

Remarks: Previously included yamashinae, orientalis, splendens and toyamai (e.g., Grismer 1988; Grismer, Ota & Tanaka 1994). The subspecies yunnu may have gone extinct, most likely due to human activities.
Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands [Okinawa Islands, Satsunan Islands]).

Goniurosaurus kwangsiensis

Guangxi Leopard Gecko, Guangxi Cave Gecko



2015 Goniurosaurus kwangsiensis Yang & Chan

Remarks: Known from only Guangxi, China. The exact locality where the species occurs has not been disclosed, in order to avoid exploitation by the pet trade.
Distribution: China (Guangxi).

Goniurosaurus liboensis

Libo Leopard Gecko



2013 Goniurosaurus liboensis Wang, Yang & Grismer

Distribution: China (Guangxi, Guizhou).

Goniurosaurus lichtenfelderi

Norway Islands Leopard Gecko, (Lichtenfelder's Leopard Gecko)

Norway-Inseln-Leopardgecko, (Chinesische Tigergecko)

Norway Islands-leopardgekko

1897 Eublepharis lichtenfelderi Mocquard
Goniurosaurus lichtenfelderi Börner 1981
1999 Goniurosaurus murphyi Orlov & Darevsky (syn. Grismer 2000)

Remarks: Previously included hainanensis (e.g., Smith 1935; Zhao & Adler), to which species records of lichtenfelderi from Hainan refer. Some older records from continental China (Guangxi) (e.g., Zhao & Adler 1993) refer to luii, but the species has recently been confirmed from Guangxi (Zhu, Chen, Román-Palacios, Li & He 2020; Zhu, Shen, Liu, Chen, Li & He 2020). There is some doubt regarding the extent of the distribution of lichtenfelderi in Vietnam (Vu, Nguyen, Grismer & Ziegler 2006; Ziegler, Nguyen, Schmitz, Stenke & Rösler 2008; David & Ineich 2009).
Distribution: China (Guangxi), Vietnam.

Goniurosaurus luii

Pingxiang Leopard Gecko (Chinese Leopard Gecko, Lui's Leopard Gecko)

Pingxiang-Leopardgecko, (Chinesischer Leopardgecko)

Pingxiang-leopardgekko, (Kinesisk Leopardgekko)

1999 Goniurosaurus luii Grismer, Viets & Boyle
2015 Goniurosaurus kadoorieorum Yang & Chan (syn. Grismer, Ngo, Qi, Wang, Le & Ziegler 2021)

Remarks: Records from Hainan (China) (e.g., Grismer, Viets & Boyle 1999) refer to bawanglingensis (Seufer, Kaverkin & Kirschner (eds.) 2005).
Distribution: China (Guangxi), Vietnam.

Goniurosaurus orientalis

Tonaki Leopard Gecko



1931 Eublepharis orientalis Maki
Eublepharis kuroiwae orientalis Nakamura & Uéno 1963
Amamisaurus orientalis Börner 1981
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae orientalis Ota 1989
Goniurosaurus orientalis Grismer, Viets & Boyle 1999
2017 Goniurosaurus kuroiwae sengokui Honda & Ota

Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Okinawa Islands).

Goniurosaurus sinensis

Kwang Hua Leopard Gecko, Kwang Hua Cave Gecko, (Hainan Broad-banded Leopard Gecko)

Kwang-Hua-Leopardgecko, (Breitbändiger Hainan-Leopardgecko)

Kwang Hua-leopardgekko, (Bredbåndet Hainan-leopardgekko)

2019 Goniurosaurus sinensis Zhou, Peng, Hou & Yuan
2020 Goniurosaurus kwanghua Zhu & He in Zhu, Shen, Liu, Chen, Li & He (syn. Cai, Ji, Wangs, Rao, Huang, Wang, Song, Guo & Jiang 2021)

Distribution: China (Hainan).

Goniurosaurus splendens

Tokuno Leopard Gecko



1959 Eublepharis splendens Nakamura & Ueno
Eublepharis kuroiwae splendens Nakamura & Uéno 1963
Amamisaurus splendens Börner 1981
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae splendens Grismer 1988
Goniurosaurus splendens Grismer, Viets & Boyle 1999

Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Satsunan Islands: Amami Islands: Tokunoshima).

Goniurosaurus toyamai

Iheya Leopard Gecko



1994 Goniurosaurus kuroiwae toyamai Grismer, Ota & Tanaka
Goniurosaurus toyamai Grismer, Viets & Boyle 1999

Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Okinawa Islands: Iheyajima).

Goniurosaurus varius

Nanling Leopard Gecko



2020 Goniurosaurus varius Qi, Grismer, Lyu, Zhang, Li & Wang

Distribution: China (Guangdong).

Goniurosaurus yamashinae

Kume Leopard Gecko



1936 Gymnodactylus yamashinae Okada
Amamisaurus orientalis yamashinae Börner 1981
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae yamashinae Grismer 1988
Goniurosaurus yamashinae Grismer, Viets & Boyle 1999

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of orientalis (e.g., Wermuth 1965).
Distribution: Japan (Ryukyu Islands: Okinawa Islands: Kumejima).

Goniurosaurus yingdeensis

Yingde Leopard Gecko



2010 Goniurosaurus yingdeensis Wang, Yang & Cui

Distribution: China (Guangdong).

Goniurosaurus zhelongi

Shimentai Leopard Gecko, (Zhe-long's Leopard Gecko)



2014 Goniurosaurus zhelongi Wang, Jin, Li & Grismer

Distribution: China (Guangdong).

Goniurosaurus zhoui

Zhou's Leopard Gecko

Zhou's Leopardgecko

Zhous Leopardgekko

2018 Goniurosaurus zhoui Zhou, Wang, Chen & Liang

Distribution: China (Hainan).