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Bavayia geitaina WRIGHT, BAUER & SADLIER, 2000

IUCN Red List - Bavayia geitaina - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymBavayia geitaina WRIGHT, BAUER & SADLIER 2000
Bavayia geitaina — BAUER et al. 2012 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Mt. Koghis forest (approx. 500 m elevation), Province Sud, New Caledonia (22° 10’ S, 166° 30’ E).  
TypesHolotype: CAS 202733 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek word for “neighbor”, referring to its sympatric congeners, especially B. sauvagii. 
  • 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, 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
  • Wright,J.L., Bauer, A.M. & Sadlier, R.A. 2000. Two new gecko species allied to Bavayia sauvagii and Bavayia cyclura (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia. Pacific Science 54: 39-55
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