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Two New Species of the Genus Bavayia (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific
|Title:||Two New Species of the Genus Bavayia (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia, Southwest Pacific|
|Authors:||Bauer, Aaron M.|
Whitaker, Anthony H.
Sadlier, Ross A.
|Issue Date:||Oct 1998|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii Press|
|Citation:||Bauer AM, Whitaker AH, Sadlier RA. 1998. Two new species of the genus Bavayia (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia, southwest Pacific. Pac Sci 52(4): 342-355.|
|Abstract:||Two new species of the diplodactylid gecko Bavayia are described
from restricted areas within the main island of New Caledonia. Both species are
characterized by small size, a single row of preanal pores, and distinctive dorsal
color patterns. One species is known only from the endangered sclerophyll
forest of the drier west coast of New Caledonia, where it was collected in the
largest remaining patch of such habitat on the Pindai Peninsula. The second
species occupies the maquis and adjacent midelevation humid forest habitats in
the vicinity of Me Adeo in south-central New Caledonia. Although relationships
within the genus Bavayia remain unknown, the two new species appear to
be closely related to one another.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 52, Number 4, 1998|
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