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Bavayia mandjeliensis BAUER, SADLIER & JACKMAN, 2022

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymBavayia mandjeliensis BAUER, SADLIER & JACKMAN 2022: 121 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Mt. Mandjelia (clearing in forest at 540 m), Province Nord, New Caledonia, 20°24'15"S, 164°31'18"E.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA-2022.0061 (ex. CAS 198707), coll. R.A. Sadlier and A.M. Bauer, 4 January 1995. Paratypes: AMS R.188672, R.188673, R.188674, data as for holotype; CAS 198702, Mt. Mandjelia (ca. 15 m below summit 737 m), Province Nord, New Caledonia, 20°23'48"S, 164°31'54"E, coll. R.A. Sadlier and A.M. Bauer, 4 January 1995. Referred Material: UMMZ 174097, Mt. Mandjelia (700 m), Province Nord, 20°24'12.88"S, 164°32'03.96"E; AMS R.146353-54, R.146355*, R.146356-58, R.146359*, R.146360, CAS 198709, Mt. Mandielia (clearing in forest 540 m), Province Nord, 20°24'15"S, 164°31'18"E. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Bauer et al. 2022: 121

Detailed description: Bauer et al. 2022: 123 
CommentGroup: B. montana clade (including montana, kanaky, mandjeliensis, kopeto, koniambo, jourdani, renevierorum)

Distribution: see map in Bauer et al. 2022: 116 (Fig. 44). 
EtymologyNamed for Mt. Mandjelia, the northern extension of the Panié-Ignambi Massif in the northeastern Province Nord, the only known region of occurrence for this species. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Ross A. Sadlier , Todd R. Jackman 2022. A Revision of the Genus Bavayia Roux, 1913 (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), a Non-adaptive Radiation of Microendemic Species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 67 (Suppl. I): 1-236
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