Abstract

Two new species of gekkonid lizard, Bavayia validiclavis and Bavayia septuiclavis, are here described from New Caledonia. Both are small but distinctively coloured, ground sheltering species. Bavayia validiclavis occurs on the north-east ranges of the main island, while B. septuiclavis occurs in the south of the main island below 22°09′S. With the addition of the two new taxa described here a total of seven species of Bavayia (B. cyclura, B. montana, B. crassicollis, B. validiclavis, B. septuiclavis, B. sauvagii, B. ornata) is now known. A key to these species is provided.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Sadlier, 1988, Rec. Aust. Mus. 40(6): 365–370
Author
Ross A. Sadlier
Year
1988
Title
Bavayia validiclavis and Bavayia septuiclavis, two new species of gekkonid lizard from New Caledonia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
40
Issue
6
Start Page
365
End Page
370
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.40.1988.163
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1988
Cover Date
31 December 1988
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
REPTILIA; TAXONOMY; NEW CALEDONIA
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22 January 2009
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
163
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