Bavayia exsuccida BAUER, WHITAKER & SADLIER, 1998
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bavayia exsuccida?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Bavayia exsuccida BAUER, WHITAKER & SADLIER 1998|
Bavayia exsuccida — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Bavayia exsuccida — BAUER et al. 2012
Type locality: Pindai forest, Pindai Peninsula, Province Nord (20 m elevation), New Caledonia, 21° 19' 57’’ S, 164° 58' 14’’ E.
|Types||Holotype: CAS 202787, adult male, collected by A. M. Bauer, R. A. Sadlier, and S. Smith. 10 February 1997. Paratypes (all from same locality as holotype): AMS R 147794, 147796, collected by H. Jourdan. 22 February 1995; AMS R 149362- 3, collected by A. H. Whitaker, 9 June 1996; AMS R 150657- 9, CAS 202759- 61 . MNHN 1997.3277, collected by A. M. Bauer, R. A. Sadlier. and S. Smith. 8 February 1997; AMS R 150667- 9, CAS 202786. 202788- 9, MNHN 1997.3276, collected by A. M. Bauer. R. A. Sadlier, and S. Smith, 10 February 1997.|
|Etymology||The species name exsuccida is the feminine form of the adjectival form of the Latin word exsuccida (or esuccus) meaning juiceless or sapless. It refers to the habitat of the species in the sclerophyll forest patches of western coastal New Caledonia. These forests occur on the dry west coast of New Caledonia and are often referred to as "dry forests."|