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

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

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EtymologyEdit

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

Common namesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kidera, N. & Ota, H. 2017. Goniurosaurus kuroiwae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T98152257A96877452. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T98152257A96877452.en. Downloaded on 02 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Goniurosaurus kuroiwae ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (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 readingEdit

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