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Two New Gecko Species Allied to Bavayia sauvagii and Bavayia cyclura (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia

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Title: Two New Gecko Species Allied to Bavayia sauvagii and Bavayia cyclura (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia
Authors: Wright, Jennifer L.
Bauer, Aaron M.
Sadlier, Ross A.
Issue Date: Jan 2000
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Wright JL, Bauer AM, Sadlier RA. 2000. Two new gecko species allied to Bavayia sauvagii and Bavayia cyclura (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from New Caledonia. Pac Sci 54(1): 39-55.
Abstract: Two new species of the diplodactylid gecko Bavayia are described
from Mt. Koghis, Province Sud, New Caledonia. One species is a large,
characteristically colored representative of the B. sauvagii complex. It is sympatric
with B. sauvagii itself, for which a neotype is here designated. The second
new taxon is a large member of the Bavayia cyclura group. Selection of a neotype
of B. sauvagii and designation of a lectotype of B. cyclura facilitate future
evaluation of intra- and interspecific variation within these two species groups.
Although restricted in apparent range, both new species are relatively common
where they occur.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1597
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 54, Number 1, 2000



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