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Bavayia sauvagii (BOULENGER, 1883)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSauvage's New Caledonian Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus sauvagii BOULENGER 1883: 122
Hemidactylus cyclura — SAUVAGE 1879 (part.)
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.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 5790 (fide Boulenger 1883: 122) but not listed by Guibé 1954; presented by E. Deyrolle, 8.v.1879 
Diagnosis 
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. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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. [type catalogue] 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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