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Bavayia sauvagii (BOULENGER, 1883)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Sauvage's New Caledonian Gecko 
SynonymLepidodactylus sauvagii BOULENGER 1883: 122
Hemidactylus cyclura — SAUVAGE 1879 (part.)
Lepidodactylus sauvagii — BOULENGER 1885: 168
Bavayia sauvagei — ROUX 1913
Bavaya [sic] sauvagei — UNDERWOOD 1954
Bavayia sauvagi — BROWN 1956
Bavayia sauvagii — SADLIER 1989
Bavayia sauvagii — RÖSLER 2000: 60
Bavayia sauvagii — BAUER et al. 2012
Bavayia cf. sauvagii — LANGNER & SCHÖNECKER 2018 
DistributionNew Caledonia, Loyalty Islands (Maré)

Type locality: New Caledonia.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 5790 (fide Boulenger 1883: 122) but not listed by Guibé 1954; presented by E. Deyrolle, 8.v.1879 
CommentTypes: "The holotype of Lepidodactylus sauvagii appears to be conspecific with Bavayia cyclura, although the description is clearly appropriate to B. sauvagii as presently construed" (Bauer 1994).

Abundance: Common and fairly widespread. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Henri-Emile Sauvage (1844-1917), a French paleontologist, herpetologist, and ichthyologist. 
  • 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. 1994. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien: Gekkonidae I (Australia). Das Tierreich, Vol. 108, W. de Gruyter & Co. (Berlin)
  • 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
  • Bauer, Aaron M.;Sadlier, Roass A. 1994. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Ile des Pins, New Caledonia. Pacific Science 48 (4): 353-366
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1883. On the geckos of New Caledonia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1883: 116—130. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E.; Burt, May Danheim 1932. Herpetological results of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. VI. Pacific island amphibians and reptiles in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 63 (5): 461-597 - 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
  • 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
  • Sadlier R A. Bauer A M. 1997. The terrestrial herpetofauna of the Loyalty Islands. Pacific Science 51 (1): 76-90.
  • 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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