Goniurosaurus huuliensis is a very rare species that is known from a single location in Viet Nam, in isolated karst mountains.
This genus Goniurosaurus split from all other lizards before the extinction of the dinosaurs!
There have been very few sightings of this species, the main threat is habitat loss due to agriculture, and logging. It is suspected that these threats are either ongoing or likely to increase. Exploitation for commercial use as a result of an increased interest from the pet trade is also predicted.
Further research into finding out if this species has been harvested for the pet trade is required; it is possible G. huuliensis has been harvested under the name Goniurosaurus luii.
G. huuliensis is present in the protected area of the Lien Nature Reserve but further research is required for the population size and distribution of this species, and to find out the human impact on the species.
- Order: Squamata
- Family: Eublepharidae
- Population: Unknown
- Trend: unknown
G. huuliensis is known only from its type locality (place it was originally found), in isolated karst mountains of Huu Luien Nature Reserve, Huu Lung district, Lang Son Province, Viet Nam.
Habitat and Ecology
G. huuliensis is known to be strictly nocturnal and cryptic (camouflaged) and had been observed at the end of the dry season on karst walls overgrown with trees and shrubs where it lived among fallen leaves on the rocks. While this species can be found on cliffs it requires forest to persist.