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Bavayia montana ROUX, 1913

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Mountain New Caledonian Gecko 
SynonymBavayia cyclura montana ROUX 1913: 88
Bavayia cyclura — WERMUTH 1965: 9
Bavayia cyclura — KRAMER 1979
Bavayia montana — SADLIER 1989
Bavayia montana — RÖSLER 1995: 68
Bavayia montana — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Bavayia montana — BAUER et al. 2012
Bavayia montana — BAUER et al. 2022: 113 
DistributionE New Caledonia

Type locality: Mont Ignambi, Tao, Mont Canala, Coindé and Ni, New Caledonia.  
TypesLectotype: NMBA 6954 (= NHM Basel), designated by Kramer (1979). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Bauer et al. 2022: 113 
CommentAbundance: Common where it is found.

Group: B. montana clade (including montana, kanaky, mandjeliensis, kopeto, koniambo, jourdani, renevierorum)

Distribution: see map in Bauer et al. 2022: 116 (Fig. 44). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
  • Bauer, A. M. & SADLIER, R. A. 2000. The herpetofauna of New Caledonia. Contributions to Herpetology, 17; Society for Study Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.
  • Bauer, A.M. & Sadlier,R.A. 1993. Systematics, biogeography and conservation of the lizards of New Caledonia. Biodiv. Lett. 1: 107-122 - get paper here
  • 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
  • DUVAL, Thomas; Stéphane ASTRONGATT & Mickaël SANCHEZ 2019. Inventaire herpétologique de la forêt de Povila (province Nord, Nouvelle-Calédonie), avec une comparaison des protocoles de détection. Bull. Soc. Herp. Fr. 171: 13-36
  • Kramer, Eugen 1979. Typenkatalog der Echsen im Naturhistorischen Museum Basel (BM), Stand 1978. [type catalogue] Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86 (1): 159-166 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • 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
  • 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
  • Watkins-Colwell, Gregory J. 2002. Gecko Hunting in New Caledonia. Gekko 3 (2): 2-8
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