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Dierogekko nehoueensis BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITAKER, 2006

IUCN Red List - Dierogekko nehoueensis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesKey New Caledonian Gecko 
SynonymDierogekko nehoueensis BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITAKER 2006
Bavayia validiclavis — SEIPP & HENKEL 2000
Bavayia validiclavis — SCHRÖDER & RÖLL 2002
Dierogekko nehoueensis — BAUER et al. 2012 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Province Nord, Rivière Néhoué)

Type locality: New Caledonia, Province Nord, Rivière Néhoué, 20°25′03′′S, 164°13′15′′Ε (elevation 5 m). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2004.0019: Adult male; collected by A.M. Bauer, R.A. Sadlier, T. Jackman, S.A. Smith and G. Watkins-Colwell, 22 January 2003. 
CommentDIAGNOSIS.— Dierogekko nehoueensis can be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of the following combination of characters: size relatively small (to 40.3 mm SVL), 1–2 internasal scales; distal subdigital lamellae divided; male preanal pores in two rows (12 in anterior row, 5–8 in posterior row). Narrow beige and dark brown lines bordering dorsal pale region well developed, dark brown line medial to beige stripe present from lumbar region onto tail base.

CONSERVATION STATUS.—Dierogekko nehoueensisappears to be relatively common at all localities where it has been found, but the area is small and it experiences intensive human use. The species is regarded as Endangered by BAUER et al. (2006).
 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.—The specific epithet is derived from the Rivière Néhoué, the type locality of the species and one of only three known localities where it occurs. The gallery forest along this small river is the type locality for two other species, Kanakysaurus viviparusand Eurydactylodes agricolae, and is one of the most herpetologically important lowland sites in the Province Nord. It has previously been recognized as having high conservation value (Veillon et al. 1999). 
References
  • Barts, M. 2007. Eine neue Gattung und sieben neue Arten der neukaledonischen Geckofauna. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (65): 4-5 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Schröder, E. & Röll, B. 2002. Eurydactylodes agricolae HENKEL & BÖHME. Sauria (Suppl.) 24 (3): 551-554 - get paper here
  • SEIPP, R., AND F.W. HENKEL 2000. Rhacodactylus, Biology, Natural History and Husbandry. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am-Main, Germany. 173 pp.
  • SEIPP, R., AND F.W. HENKEL 2000. Rhacodactylus, Biologie, Haltung und Zucht. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am-Main, Germany. 173 pp.
  • 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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