Kuroiwa's ground gecko

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Kuroiwa's ground gecko
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Kuroiwa's ground gecko in Ōgimi, Kunigami, Okinawa, Japan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Eublepharinae
Genus: Goniurosaurus
Species: G. kuroiwae
Binomial name
Goniurosaurus kuroiwae
(Namiye, 1912)
Synonyms
  • Gymnodactylus albofasciatus kuroiwae
    Namiye, 1912
  • Eublepharis kuroiwae
    Wermuth, 1965
  • Amamisaurus kuroiwae
    Börner, 1981
  • Goniurosaurus kuroiwae
    Grismer, 1987[2]

Kuroiwa's ground gecko, or the Okinawan ground gecko (Goniurosaurus kuroiwae), is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to Japan.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, kuroiwae, is in honor of T. Kuroiwa, collector of the holotype.[3]

Common names[edit]

Additional common names for G. kuroiwae include Kuroiwa's eyelid gecko, Kuroiwa's leopard gecko, and Tokashiki gecko.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ota H. (2010). "Goniurosaurus kuroiwae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Goniurosaurus kuroiwae ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Goniurosaurus kuroiwae, p. 148).

Further reading[edit]

  • Namiye M. 1912. "[The geckos from the Okinawa Islands]". Dobutugaku Zasshi [Zoological Magazine], Tokyo 24: 442-445. (Gymnodactylus albofasciatus kuroiwae, new subspecies). (in Japanese).