Bavayia goroensis BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER, SHEA & WHITAKER, 2008
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|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Bavayia goroensis BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER, SHEA & WHITAKER 2008|
Bavayia goroensis — BAUER et al. 2012
|Distribution||SE New Caledonia (Plaine des Lacs region of the Province Sud)|
Type locality: Plaine des Lacs, route de la Wajana, 22° 16’ 26’’ S, 166° 57’ 43’’ E.
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 2004.0027 (by original designation) (formerly AMS R166017), collected by R. Sadlier and G. Shea, 11 December|
2003. Paratypes: AMS and CAS
|Comment||Bavayia goroensis is the smallest member of the Bavayia cyclura clade (49 mm snout-vent length) and, based on a molecular phylogeny, is basal within this group. It differs from other members of this group in its much smaller size, more gracile body, and lower number of precloacal pores and subdigital lamellae.|
|Etymology||The speciﬁc epithet goroensis refers to the Goro nickel mine site in the southeastern Grande Terre of New Caledonia, the area from which the type specimens were collected.|
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