You are here » home advanced search search results Rhacodactylus auriculatus

Rhacodactylus auriculatus (BAVAY, 1869)

IUCN Red List - Rhacodactylus auriculatus - Least Concern, LC

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Rhacodactylus auriculatus?

Add your own observation of
Rhacodactylus auriculatus »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: New Caledonia Bumpy Gecko
G: Höckerkopfgecko 
SynonymPlatydactylus auriculatus BAVAY 1869: 6
Ceratolophus hexaceros BOCAGE 1873 (fide ROUX 1913)
Platydactylus (Ceratolophus) auriculatus — SAUVAGE 1879: 67
Rhacodactylus auriculatus - BOULENGER 1883
Rhacodactylus auriculatus — BOULENGER 1885: 179
Rhacodactylus auriculatus — ROUX 1913
Rhacodactylus auriculatus — BRONGERSMA 1934: 166
Gecko ceratolophus BORING et al. 1949
Rhacodactylus auriculatus — MERTENS 1964: 54
Ceratophus auriculatus - MUFTI & HAFIZ 1972
Phacodactylus auriculatus - RÖSLER 1990
Rhacodactylus auriculatus — KLUGE 1993
Rhacodactylus auriculatus — RÖSLER 1995: 77
Rhacodactylus auriculatus — BAUER et al. 2012 
DistributionS New Caledonia

Type locality: Mont d’Or, New Caledonia. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: EMNB (lost) 
CommentHighly variable species. Common and fairly widespread.

Diet: lizards, among other things 
References
  • Allerstorfer, M. 2017. Die unglaublichen und faszinierenden Sinnesleistungen der Reptilien Reptilia (Münster) 22 (125): 44-54
  • Bach, S. 2004. Haltung und Nachzucht des Höckerkopfgeckos, Rhacodactylus auriculatus BAVAY 1869. Draco 5 (18): 82-87 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A. M. & SADLIER, R. A. (eds.) 2000. The herpetofauna of New Caledonia. Contributions to Herpetology, 17; Society for Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
  • Bauer, A.M., and Sadlier, R.A. 2001. New data on the distribution, status, and biology of the giant New Caledonian geckos (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus spp.). Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 2 (1): 24-29 [2000] - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M. 1995. Geckos of the genus Rhacodactylus. Reptiles 3 (7): 32-49
  • 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
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • Bavay,A. 1869. Catalogue des Reptiles de las Nouvelle - Caledonie et description d'especes nouvelles. Memoires Societe Linniene de Normandie 15: 1-37
  • Bocage, J. V. Barboza du. 1873. Mélanges erpétologiques. l. Note sur quelques geckotiens nouveaux ou peu connus de la Nouvelle Calédonie. Jornal de Sciencias Mathematicas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa, 4: 201—207.
  • Böhme, W. & Henkel, F. W. 1985. Zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna Neukaledoniens, speziell der Gattung Rhacodactylus. Herpetofauna 7 (34): 23-29 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1883. On the geckos of New Calendonia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1883: 116—130. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1934. Contributions to Indo-Australian herpetology. Zoologische Mededelingen 17: 161-251 - get paper here
  • Good, D. A., A. M. Bauer & Sadlier, R.A. 1997. Allozyme evidence for the phylogeny of giant New Caledonian geckos (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus), with comments on the status of R. leachianus henkeli. Australian Journal of Zoology 45: 317-330 - get paper here
  • Grabar, Rachel D.; Casey A. Gilman, and Duncan J. Irschick 2016. Effects of Surface Diameter on Jumping Kinematics and Performance in Two Arboreal Gecko Species (Correlophus ciliatus and Rhacodactylus auriculatus) Herpetologica Mar 2016, Vol. 72, No. 1: 32-39.
  • Henkel, Friedrich Wilhelm 2008. Beobachtungen an Neukaledonischen Riesengeckos in der Natur. Draco 9 (36): 14-22 - get paper here
  • Henkel,F.W. 1986. Bemerkungen über einige Rhacodactylus-Arten. Herpetofauna 8 (42): 6-8 - get paper here
  • Holfert, T. 2002. Drei Jungtiere aus zwei Eiern - Zwillinge bei Rhacodactylus auriculatus (BAVAY 1869). Elaphe 10 (4): 29-30
  • Langner, C. 2015. Auf der Suche nach Neukaledonischen Riesengeckos. Reptilia (Münster) 20 (113): 34-44 - get paper here
  • Mertens, Robert 1964. Neukaledonische Riesengeckos (Rhacodactylus). Der Zoologische Garten (N.F.) 29: 49-57
  • Röll, B. & Henkel, F.W. 2003. Männlein oder Weiblein?. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (43): 68-71 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2001. DieEizähne einiger Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota). Gekkota 3: 99-124
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Roux,J. 1913. Les reptiles de de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et des îles Loyalty. In: Nova Caledonia, Recherches scientifiques en Nouvelle Calédonie et aux Iles Loyalty. Zoologie. (vol. 1, L. 2). Sarasin, F. & Roux,J. (eds.). C.W. Kreidel’s Verlag, Wiesbaden, pp. 79-160 - get paper here
  • Sameit, J. 1986. Rhacodactylus auriculatus (BAVAY, 1869). Sauria 8 (2) Suppl.: 043–044 - get paper here
  • Sauvage, H. E. 1879. Note sur les geckotiens de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Bull. Soc. philom. Paris (7) 3: 63—73 - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. 2015. Rhacodactylus – Vielfältige Riesen aus Neukaledonien. Reptilia (Münster) 20 (113): 14-23 - get paper here
  • Schönecker, Patrick & Stefanie Schönecker 2008. Die Gattung Rhacodactylus. Draco 9 (36): 4-13 - 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
  • Snyder, J., L. Snyder & A. M. Bauer 2010. Ecological observations on the Gargoyle Gecko, Rhacodactylus auriculatus (Bavay, 1869), in southern New Caledonia. Salamandra 46 (1): 37-47 - get paper here
  • Vences M, Henkel FW & Seipp,R 2001. Molekulare Untersuchungen zur Phylogenie und Taxonomie der Neukaledonischen Geckos der Gattung Rhacodactylus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 37 (2): 73-82 - get paper here
  • Volta, K.-U. 2013. Der Höckerkopfgecko Rhacodactylus auriculatus – ein farbenprächtiger Vertreter der Neukaledonischen Riesengeckos. Reptilia (Münster) 18 (103): 50-58 - get paper here
  • Wirth, Michael & Dennis Peukert 2008. Zur Haltung und Nachzucht des Höckerkopfgeckos, Rhacodactylus auriculatus. Draco 9 (36): 55-63 - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Rhacodactylus&species=auriculatus

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator