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Bavayia
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Bavayia, sometimes known as New Caledonian geckos or bavayias, are a genus of geckos from the remote New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands. These 12 species are moderately small to medium-sized geckos and are distinguished from other genera by their tail length and the shape of their digits.

Etymology

The generic name, Bavayia, is in honor of Arthur Bavay, a French pharmacist and herpetologist.[2]

Description

All species of Bavayia have elongated digits, each claw on the edge of each seta. They are fairly drab in coloration.

Behavior

Bavayia are nocturnal, and spend the daylight hours hiding under bark or rocks, or in tree holes.

Species

The following 12 described species are recognized as being valid.[3][4]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Bavayia.

Taxonomy

The species formerly known as Bavayia madjo is now known as Paniegekko madjo.[7]

The species formerly known as Bavayia validiclavis is now known as Dierogekko validiclavis.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Bavayia ". Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de.
  2. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Genus Bavayia, p. 19).
  3. ^ "Bavayia ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  4. ^ "Bavayia ". ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). www.itis.gov.
  5. ^ Bauer AM, Jackman T, Sadlier RA, Shea G, Whitaker AH (2008). "A new small-bodied species of Bavayia (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from southeastem New Caledonia". Pacific Science 62 (2): 247-256. doi:10.2984/1534-6188(2008)62[247:ANSSOB]2.0.CO;2
  6. ^ Bauer AM, Sadlier RA, Jackman TR, Shea G (2012). "A new member of the Bavayia cyclura species group (Reptilia: Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the southern ranges of New Caledonia". Pacific Science 66 (2): 239–247. doi:10.2984/66.2.10
  7. ^ Bauer AM, Jackman TR, Sadlier RA, Whitaker AH (2012). "Revision of the giant geckos of New Caledonia (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus)". Zootaxa 3404: 1-52. Preview
  8. ^ Bauer AM, Jackman T, Sadlier RA, Whitaker AH (2006). "A revision of the Bavayia validiclavis group (Squamata: Gekkota: Diplodactylidae), a clade of New Caledonian geckos exhibiting microendemism". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series 57 (18): 503-547. PDF Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.

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Bavayia: Brief Summary
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Bavayia, sometimes known as New Caledonian geckos or bavayias, are a genus of geckos from the remote New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands. These 12 species are moderately small to medium-sized geckos and are distinguished from other genera by their tail length and the shape of their digits.

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