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Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus BOCAGE, 1873

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRough-snouted Giant Gecko 
SynonymRhacodactylus trachyrhynchus BOCAGE 1873
Platydactylus duvaucelli — BAVAY 1869
Chameleonurus trachycephalus — BOULENGER 1878
Platydactylus (Rhacodactylus) chahoua — SAUVAGE (partim) 1879
Chameleonurus chahoua — BOULENGER 1879 (partim)
Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus — BOULENGER 1885: 178
Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus — ROUX 1913: 98
Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus — WERMUTH 1965: 159
Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus — KLUGE 1993
Rhacodactylus (Rhacodactylus) trachyrhynchus — RÖSLER 1995: 77
Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus — BAUER et al. 2012 
DistributionNew Caledonia (Grande Terre)

Type locality: New Caledonia.  
ReproductionRhacodactylus trachycephalus and R. trachyrhynchus are the only (ovo-) viviparous Rhacodactylus species. 
TypesHolotype: lost, originally MB (given as MLI in BAUER et al. 2012) 
Diagnosis 
CommentSubspecies: Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachycephalus BOULENGER 1878 has been elevated to full species status.

Abundance: Uncommon and restricted to a few localities. 
Etymology 
References
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  • 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. 1990. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the Carphodactylini (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonn. zool. Monogr. 30: 1-220 - get paper here
  • 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, Aaron M.;Sadlier, Roass A. 1994. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Ile des Pins, New Caledonia. Pacific Science 48 (4): 353-366
  • Bauer,A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122
  • 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. 1878. Description d’un genre nouveau et d’une espece nouvelle de la famille des geckotides. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 3:68-70 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1879. Sur l’identité spéficifique de Chameleonurus trachycephalus Boulenger et Platydactylus chahoua Bavay. Bull. Soc. zool. France 4: 141 - 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
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  • Henkel, Friedrich Wilhelm 2008. Beobachtungen an Neukaledonischen Riesengeckos in der Natur. Draco 9 (36): 14-22 - get paper here
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