Dierogekko baaba SKIPWITH, JACKMAN, WHITAKER, BAUER & SADLIER, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Dierogekko baaba?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Dierogekko baaba SKIPWITH, JACKMAN, WHITAKER, BAUER & SADLIER 2014|
|Distribution||New Caledonia (Province Nord, Île Baaba)|
Type locality: New Caledonia, Province Nord, Île Baaba, 0.35 km SW Pucet Manaat, 20°04’ 10.9”S, 163°57’ 18.7”E (elevation 15 m a.s.l.).
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 2010.0621, adult female (formerly AMS R 167252), collected by A.H. Whitaker and V.A. Whitaker, 24 June 2006; no paratype|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Dierogekko baaba can be distinguished from all congeners on the basis of the following combination of characters: size relatively small (37.2 mm in unique type), one internasal scale; subdigital lamellae relatively narrow, divided distally; [male preanal pore condition unknown]. Dorsum with a broad, pale vertebral stripe with edges weakly demarcated by vague pale dots and thin, broken dark borders. In addition to those features noted in Table 4, D. baaba can be distinguished from its congeners by its narrower digits (compare Figures 3 and 7).|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The species name baaba is a noun in apposition referring to the type locality of this form on Île Baaba.|