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Oedodera marmorata BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITHAKER, 2006

IUCN Red List - Oedodera marmorata - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymOedodera marmorata BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITHAKER 2006
Oedodera marmorata — SKIPWITH et al. 2016 
DistributionNW New Caledonia

Type locality: Creek à Paul, Sommet Noir, Paagoumène, 11 km NW Koumac, Province Nord, New Caledonia, 20°29’ 21.1’’ S, 164° 11’ 49.5’’ E, elevation 20 m.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2004.0015, collected by A. H. Whitaker and V. A. Whitaker, 19 October 2001. Paratypes: AMS R 161257, 161259, CAS 230934, same data as holotype; AMS R 161263, Ruisseau des Gaı¨acs, Paagoume`ne, 6 km NW Koumac, Province Nord, New Caledonia, 20° 31’ 16.2’’ S, 164° 14’ 40.6’’ E, 30 m, etc. 
CommentType species: Oedodera marmorata BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITHAKER 2006 is the type species of the genus Oedodera BAUER, JACKMAN, SADLIER & WHITHAKER 2006.

Diplodactylidae fide BAUER (pers. comm. 18 Feb 2011). 
EtymologyEtymology: The generic name is derived from the Latinized version of the Greek roots oidema (a swelling) and dere (neck) and refers to the characteristic swollen appearance of the neck in all specimens of this genus. The name is feminine.

Etymology: The species is named after the Latin “marmorata” for ‘‘marbled’’ and refers to the dorsal patterning of the species. It is feminine matching the generic name in gender. 
  • Barts, M. 2006. Verbeulte Geckos und geschwätzige Skinke - neue Echsen aus Neukaledonien. Terraria 1 (1): 28-29
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Jackman, Todd; Sadlier, R.A.; Whitaker, A.H. 2006. A new genus and species of Diplodactylid gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from northwestern New Caledonia. Pacific Science 60 (1): 125-136
  • 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
  • SCHÖNECKER, Patrick & Christian LANGNER 2012. Neue Namen und alte Bekannte – Gattungsrevision der Neukaledonischen Riesengeckos (Rhacodactylus) und weiterer Geckogattungen Neukaledoniens. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (6): 58-65 - 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
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