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Bavayia sauvagii (BOULENGER, 1883)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesSauvage's New Caledonian Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus cyclura — SAUVAGE 1879 (part.)
Lepidodactylus sauvagii BOULENGER 1883: 122
Lepidodactylus sauvagii — BOULENGER 1885: 168
Bavayia sauvagei — ROUX 1913
Bavaya [sic] sauvagei — UNDERWOOD 1954
Bavayia sauvagi — BROWN 1956
Bavayia sauvagii — SADLIER 1989
Bavayia sauvagii — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Bavayia sauvagii — BAUER et al. 2012
Bavayia cf. sauvagii — LANGNER & SCHÖNECKER 2018 
DistributionNew Caledonia, Loyalty Islands (Maré)

Type locality: New Caledonia.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN (fide Boulenger 1883: 122) but not listed by Guibé 1954; unlocated 
Comment"The holotype of Lepidodactylus sauvagii appears to be conspecific with Bavayia cyclura, although the description is clearly appropriate to B. sauvagii as presently construed" (Bauer 1994).

Abundance: Common and fairly widespread. 
  • Bauer, A. M. & SADLIER, R. A. (eds.) 2000. The herpetofauna of New Caledonia. Contributions to Herpetology, 17; Society for Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
  • 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
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Sadlier, Roass A. 1994. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Ile des Pins, New Caledonia. Pacific Science 48 (4): 353-366
  • Bauer,A.M. 1994. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien: Gekkonidae I (Australia). Das Tierreich, Vol. 108, W. de Gruyter & Co. (Berlin)
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1883. On the geckos of New Calendonia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1883: 116—130. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Langner, Christian & Patrick Schönecker 2018. Pacific Lost World – die weniger bekannte, gefährdete Geckofauna Neukaledoniens Terraria-Elaphe 2018 (1): 14-26 [2017] - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sadlier R A. Bauer A M. 1997. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Loyalty Islands. Pacific Science 51 (1): 76-90.
  • Wright,J.L., Bauer, A.M. & Sadlier, R.A. 2000. Two new gecko species allied to Bavayia sauvagii and Bavayia cyclura (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia. Pacific Science 54: 39-55
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