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Eurydactylodes occidentalis BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITAKER, 2009

IUCN Red List - Eurydactylodes occidentalis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymEurydactylodes occidentalis BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITAKER 2009
Eurydactylodes occidentalis — BAUER et al. 2012 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Province Sud)

Type locality: New Caledonia, Province Sud, Marais
Fournier, Mouéara, Gouaro-déva, 3.5 km northwest of Plage de Poé, 21°35’33.2”S, 165°20’24.1”e, < 5 m elevation./  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2004.0026 (formerly AMS r 166218), coll. A.H. Whitaker & V.A. Whitaker, 31 January 2004. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet occidentalis, meaning western, refers to the apparent restriction of the species along the west coast of the Province Sud on the Grande Terre of new caledonia. 
  • Bauer A. M.; Jackman T.; Sadlier R. A. & Whitaker A. H. 2009. Review and phylogeny of the New Caledonian diplodactylid gekkotan genus Eurydactylodes Wermuth, 1965, with the description of a new species, in Grandcolas P. (ed.), Zoologia neocaledonica 7. biodiversity studies in new caledonia. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 198: 13-36
  • 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
  • Langner, Christian & Patrick Schönecker 2018. Pacific Lost World – die weniger bekannte, gefährdete Geckofauna Neukaledoniens Terraria-Elaphe 2018 (1): 14-26 [2017] - get paper here
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