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Bavayia pulchella BAUER, WHITAKER & SADLIER, 1998

IUCN Red List - Bavayia pulchella - Near Threatened, NT

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

Type locality: Me Adeo, Neoua area, Province Nord (600 m elevation), New Caledonia, 21° 28' 52" S, 165° 36' 51" E.  
TypesHolotype: AMS R 149873, adult male, collected R. Sadlier & A. Whitaker, 25.x.1996; paratypes: AMS, MNHN 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “pulchella” = pretty. 
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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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