Oligosoma hardyi (CHAPPLE, PATTERSON, BELL & DAUGHERTY, 2008)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligosoma hardyi?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Hardy’s Skink|
|Synonym||Cyclodina hardyi CHAPPLE, PATTERSON, BELL & DAUGHERTY 2008|
Cyclodina aenea GIRARD 1857: 196 (part)
Cyclodina aenea — HARDY 1977 (part)
Oligosoma hardyi — CHAPPLE et al. 2009
|Distribution||New Zealand (Poor Knights Islands)|
Type locality: Poor Knights Islands (35°319 S, 174°449 E).
|Types||Holotype: NMNZ RE4903 (S1266) (collected by J. C. Smuts-Kennedy, November 1973). Adult male.|
|Etymology||Named after Graham Hardy who completed the last comprehensive taxonomic revision of the New Zealand skink fauna and first noted that the Poor Knights Islands populations of C. aenea were distinctive (Hardy, 1977).|