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Bavayia tchingou BAUER, SADLIER & JACKMAN, 2022

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymBavayia tchingou BAUER, SADLIER & JACKMAN 2022: 93 
DistributionNew Caledonia

Type locality: Massif du Tchingou, Province Nord, New Caledonia, 20°53'56.8"S, 165°00'53.9"E (900 m elevation).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA-2022.0054* (ex. CAS 265731, ex. AMS 167270), coll. A.H. Whitaker and V.A. Whitaker, 28 June 2006. Paratypes: (all localities in Province Nord) AMS R. 167289, CAS 265734* (ex. AMS R.167290), Massif du Tchingou, 20°53'21.2"S, 165°00'59.88"E (900 m elevation), coll A.H. Whitaker and V.A. Whitaker, 1 July 2006; AMS R. 167269, R.167271, R. 167273, CAS 265732 (ex. AMS R. 167272), Massif du Tchingou, 20°53'56.8"S, 165°00'53.9"E (900 m elevation), coll. A.H. Whitaker and V.A. Whitaker, 28 June 2006; AMS R. 167288, CAS 265733 (ex. AMS R. 167287), same locality and collectors as previous, 1 July 2006. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Bauer et al. 2022: 93

Detailed description: Bauer et al. 2022: 93 
CommentGroup: B. ornata clade (including ornata, tchingou)

Distribution: see map in Bauer et al. 2022: 92 (Fig. 34). 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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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