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Gehyra georgpotthasti FLECKS, SCHMITZ, BÖHME, HENKEL & INEICH, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymGehyra georgpotthasti FLECKS, SCHMITZ, BÖHME, HENKEL & INEICH 2012
Gehyra vorax – BOULENGER 1883: 119
Gehyra vorax — BOULENGER 1885: 153 (partim)
Gehyra vorax — STRAUCH 1887: 29 (partim)
Gehyra vorax — ROUX 1913: 104
Gehyra vorax — DE ROOIJ 1915: 45 (partim)
Gehyra vorax — BAKER 1928: 297
Gehyra vorax — BECKOM 1992: 450 (partim)
Gehyra vorax — SADLIER & BAUER 1997: 80
Gehyra vorax — BAUER & SADLIER 2000: 118
Gehyra vorax — INEICH 2011: 198 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Loyalty Islands: Dudun Island), Vanuatu (Malakula), French Polynesia (Tuamotu, Fakarava)

Type locality: Loyalty Islands, dudun Island, off the coast of Maré, 21°21’36”S, 167°43’48”E (Fig. 3 in FLECKS et al.).  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 91004, adult male, with hemipenes everted and tongue stuck out, F. W. Henkel.
Paratypes: ZFML, MNHN 
CommentSynonymy: after FLECKS et al. 2012. 
Etymology— This species is dedicated to Mr. Georg Potthast, in recognition of financial support for biodiversity research and nature conservation through the BIoPAt programme ( 
  • Daza, Juan D.; Aaron M. Bauer, Christophe Sand, Ian Lilley, Thomas A. Wake, and Frédérique Valentin 2015. Reptile Remains from Tiga (Tokanod), Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia Pacific Science Oct 2015, Vol. 69, No. 4: 531-557.
  • Flecks M., Schmitz A., Böhme W., Henkel F. W. & Ineich I. 2012. A new species of Gehyra Gray, 1834 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Loyalty Islands and Vanuatu, and phylogenetic relationships in the genus Gehyra in Melanesia. Zoosystema 34 (2): 203-221. http://dx.doi. org/10.5252/z2012n2a1 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2013. Liste der im Jahr 2012 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (3): 52-67 - get paper here
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