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Bavayia nubila BAUER, SADLIER, JACKMAN & SHEA, 2012

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBavayia nubila BAUER, SADLIER, JACKMAN & SHEA 2012 
DistributionS New Caledonia (Province Sud: Mt Vulcain, Mt Ouin, Mt. Dzumac)

Type locality: Mt. Ouin, south face, 22° 00′ 51′′ S, 166° 27′ 39′′ E, 856 m elevation  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2004.0028 (formerly AMS R148020), adult male, collected by R. Sadlier and G. Shea, 26 September 1995. Paratypes: AMS R165780, adult female, Mt. Ouin, 22° 01′ 33′′ S, 166° 28′ 32′′ E, 889 m elevation, collected by R. Sadlier and G. Shea, 26 December 2003; AMS R165816, adult fe- male, Mt. Dzumac, 1 km south of Ouinne River Track, 22° 02′ 15′′ S, 166° 27′ 47′′ E, 943 mm elevation, collected by R. Sadlier and G. Shea, 26 December 2003. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet nubila is Latin for cloudy, in reference to the large and irregular pale blotches on the dorsal surface of the new species, and in allusion to the omni- present cloud cover over the ranges of the type locality. 
References
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Ross A. Sadlier, Todd R. Jackman, and Glenn Shea 2012. A New Member of the Bavayia cyclura Species Group (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the Southern Ranges of New Caledonia. Pacific Science, 66(2):239-247. 2012. - get paper here
  • BAUER, AARON M.; TODD R. JACKMAN, ROSS A. SADLIER & ANTHONY H. WHITAKER 2012. Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus). Zootaxa 3404: 1–52 - get paper here
 
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