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Bavayia exsuccida BAUER, WHITAKER & SADLIER, 1998

IUCN Red List - Bavayia exsuccida - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymBavayia exsuccida BAUER, WHITAKER & SADLIER 1998
Bavayia exsuccida — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Bavayia exsuccida — BAUER et al. 2012 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Pindai forest, Pindai Peninsula, Province Nord (20 m elevation), New Caledonia, 21° 19' 57’’ S, 164° 58' 14’’ E.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 202787, adult male, collected by A. M. Bauer, R. A. Sadlier, and S. Smith. 10 February 1997. Paratypes (all from same locality as holotype): AMS R 147794, 147796, collected by H. Jourdan. 22 February 1995; AMS R 149362- 3, collected by A. H. Whitaker, 9 June 1996; AMS R 150657- 9, CAS 202759- 61 . MNHN 1997.3277, collected by A. M. Bauer, R. A. Sadlier. and S. Smith. 8 February 1997; AMS R 150667- 9, CAS 202786. 202788- 9, MNHN 1997.3276, collected by A. M. Bauer. R. A. Sadlier, and S. Smith, 10 February 1997. 
EtymologyThe species name exsuccida is the feminine form of the adjectival form of the Latin word exsuccida (or esuccus) meaning juiceless or sapless. It refers to the habitat of the species in the sclerophyll forest patches of western coastal New Caledonia. These forests occur on the dry west coast of New Caledonia and are often referred to as "dry forests." 
  • 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.; Whitaker,A.H. & Sadlier,R.A. 1998. Two new species of the genus Bavayia (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific. Pacific Science 52 (4): 342-355
  • 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
  • FRANK, S. 2017. Erste Erfahrungen in der Haltung und europäische Erstnachzucht von Bavayia exsuccida Bauer, Whitaker & Sadlier, 1998 (Sauria: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae). Sauria 39 (2): 56-62 - get paper here
  • FRANK, S. 2018. First experiences with the husbandry and first european breeding record of Bavayia exsuccida Bauer, Whitaker & Sadlier, 1998 (Sauria: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae). Sauria 40 (4): 56 - 62 - get paper here
  • Frank, Sebastian 2018. Haltung und Nachzucht von Bavayia septuiclavis – und die europäische Erstnachtzucht von Bavayia exsuccida. Terraria-Elaphe 2018 (1): 28-35 [2017] - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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