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Bavayia kanaky BAUER, SADLIER & JACKMAN, 2022

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymBavayia kanaky BAUER, SADLIER & JACKMAN 2022: 116 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Sarraméa, vic. Guesthouse (Evasion 130) at Sarraméa, Province Sud, New Caledonia, 21°38'S,165°50'E.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA-2022.0039* (ex. AMS R.144110), coll. R.A. Sadlier, August 1994. Paratypes: AMS R.144111*, data as for holotype; AMS R. 149870-72*, CAS 265735-36 (ex. AMS R. 149867-68), 265737* (ex. AMS R. 149869), Mé Adéo, Néoua area, Province Sud, New Caledonia, 21°28'52"S, 165°36'51"E, coll. R.A. Sadlier and A.H. Whitaker, 24 October 1996; CAS 265738 (ex. AMS R.171215), Mt. Do, Province Sud, New Caledonia, 21°45'41"S, 166°00'01"E, coll. R.A. Sadlier and G. Shea, 30 September 2008. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Bauer et al. 2022: 117 
CommentGroup: B. montana clade (including montana, kanaky, mandjeliensis, kopeto, koniambo, jourdani, renevierorum)

Distribution: see map in Bauer et al. 2022: 116 (Fig. 44). 
EtymologyThe epithet kanaky is a proper noun in apposition. Kanaky is an alternative name for New Caledonia, derived from the indigenous Kanak people. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Ross A. Sadlier , Todd R. Jackman 2022. A Revision of the Genus Bavayia Roux, 1913 (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), a Non-adaptive Radiation of Microendemic Species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 67 (Suppl. I): 1-236
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