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Dierogekko koniambo BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITAKER, 2006

IUCN Red List - Dierogekko koniambo - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Koniambo Striped Gecko 
SynonymDierogekko koniambo BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITAKER 2006
Dierogekko koniambo — SKIPWITH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Province Nord)

Type locality: New Caledonia, Province Nord, Massif de Koniambo, 8 km NE Koné, headwaters of Rivière Pandanus, 20°59′42.5′′S, 164°48′56.0′′E (elevation 800 m).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 2004.0016 (formerly AMS R 161128): adult male, collected by A.H. Whitaker and V.A. Whitaker, 7 June 2002; paratypes: AMS and CAS 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dierogekko koniambocan be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of the following combination of characters: size intermediate (to 43.0 mm SVL), 1–2 (rarely three) internasal scales; distal subdigital lamellae divided; male preanal pores in a single row of 10–12. Narrow beige and dark brown stripes bordering pale dorsal region weakly developed, sometimes absent, on body between nape and sacrum. 
EtymologyThe species name koniambois a noun in apposition and refers to the ultramafic massif (maximum elevation 940 m) to which this species appears restricted. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M. Jackman, Todd. Sadlier, Ross A. Whitaker, Anthony H. 2006. A revision of the Bavayia validiclavis group (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), a clade of New Caledonian geckos exhibiting microendemism. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 57 (12-24):503-547. - get paper here
  • Skipwith, Phillip L.; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman and Ross A. Sadlier 2016. Old but not ancient: coalescent species tree of New Caledonian geckos reveals recent post-inundation diversification. Journal of Biogeography, DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12719 - get paper here
  • Skipwith, Phillip; Todd JACKMAN, Anthony H. WHITAKER, Aaron M. BAUER & Ross A. SADLIER 2014. New data on Dierogekko (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), with the description of a new species from Ile Baaba, Province Nord, New Caledonia. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 206: 13-30. - get paper here
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