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Eurydactylodes agricolae HENKEL & BÖHME, 2001

IUCN Red List - Eurydactylodes agricolae - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Bauer's Chameleon Gecko 
SynonymEurydactylodes agricolae HENKEL & BÖHME 2001
Eurydactylodes agricolae — BAUER et al. 2012
Eurydactylodes agricolae — RÖSLER 2018: 41, 57 
DistributionNW New Caledonia

Type locality: ca. 20 km north of Koumac, NW New Caledonia.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 71022 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: To 60.0 mm SVl (cAS 231995). enlarged head scales irregular, separated from one another by tiny granules; nape without patch of raised tubercles; body scalation relatively homogeneous, without enlarged flattened scales; postorbital and subauricular slits continuous with one another. 
CommentHas been confused with Eurydactylodes vieillardi. 
EtymologyNamed after Aaron M. Bauer, latinized (“Bauer” [in German] = “farmer” [in English] = “agricola” [in Latin]). 
  • Bauer A. M.; Jackman T.; Sadlier R. A. & Whitaker A. H. 2009. Review and phylogeny of the New Caledonian diplodactylid gekkotan genus Eurydactylodes Wermuth, 1965, with the description of a new species, in Grandcolas P. (ed.), Zoologia neocaledonica 7. biodiversity studies in new caledonia. Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 198: 13-36
  • 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
  • Frank, S. 2020. Erfahrung in der Terrarienhaltung und Nachzucht des Westlichen Chamäleongeckos (Eurydactylodes occidentalis) mit Anmerkungen zu allen Vertretern der gattung Eurydactylodes. Elaphe 2020 (5): 66-73
  • Henkel,F.W. & Böhme,W. 2001. A new carphodactyline gecko of the New Caledonian genus Eurydactylodes (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 37 (3): 149-156 - get paper here
  • Kunz, Kriton 2012. Ein Landwirt-Gecko? Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (2): 12 - 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. 2018. Haftbar -- Die einzigartige Welt der Geckos. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung im Naturkundemuseum Erfurt Mai-Aug 2018, 96 pp.
  • RÖSLER, H. 2019. Vergleichende Untersuchungen zur extrakorporalen Entwicklung weich- und hartschaliger Eier von Geckos (Squamata: Gekkota): 3. Eurydactylodes agricolae Henkel & Böhme, 2001 (Diplodactylidae). Sauria 41 (3): 3-8 - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. 2015. Rhacodactylus – Vielfältige Riesen aus Neukaledonien. Reptilia (Münster) 20 (113): 14-23 - 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
  • Schröder, E. & Röll, B. 2002. Eurydactylodes agricolae HENKEL & BÖHME. Sauria (Suppl.) 24 (3): 551-554 - get paper here
  • Watkins-Colwell, Gregory J. 2002. Gecko Hunting in New Caledonia. Gekko 3 (2): 2-8
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