Paniegekko madjo (BAUER, JONES & SADLIER, 2000)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Paniegekko madjo?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Bavayia madjo BAUER, JONES & SADLIER 2000|
Paniegekko madjo — BAUER et al. 2012
|Distribution||New Caledonia (Mont Panié and Mont Ignambi in the Panié Range, elevation > 900 m).|
Type locality: Mt. Ignambi (1100 m elevation), Province Nord, New Caledonia (22° 128 S, 164° 36’ E).
|Types||Holotype: MNHN 1998.0467|
|Comment||Type species: Bavayia madjo BAUER et al. 2000 is the type species of the genus Paniegekko BAUER et al. 2012.|
|Etymology||Etymology (genus). The generic name is derived from the Panié massif, the dominant landform of northeastern New Caledonia, and gekko, from the Malay ‘gekoq’, onomatopoeia of the call of the species Gekko gecko and the common name to all limbed gekkotans. A Sri Lankan origin for the word gekko, derived from the Sinhalese word ‘gego’, is also possible (de Silva & Bauer 2008). The name is masculine and should be pronounced “Pa-nē-ā- gekko.” The two known localities for this monotypic genus are Mt. Ignambi and Mt. Panié, both part of the Panié massif.|
Etymology (species): Named after the term for a small gecko in Djahoue, a Kanak language spoken in the northeastern ranges of Province Nord where the species occurs.