Oligosoma judgei PATTERSON & BELL, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligosoma judgei?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Barrier skink|
|Synonym||Oligosoma judgei PATTERSON & BELL 2009|
Oligosoma sp. ‘Barrier’ — BELL et al 2008
Oligosoma sp. ‘Barrier’ — BELL & PATTERSON 2008
|Distribution||New Zealand (Darran and Takitimu Mountains, South Island)|
Type locality: Barrier Knob, Darran Mountains, Fiordland; 44° 38’20.00” S 168° 01’30.00” E at 1600m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: NMNZ RE6878 Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of NZ; adult male, 80.5 mm SVL, 87.4 mm tail length of which 4.5 mm was regrown, coll. T. Bell, March 2008 (Figure 4 in PATTERSON & BELL 2009).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet ‘judgei’ refers to Murray and Bronwyn Judge, the rock climbers who have explored and climbed the Darran Mountains for over 30 years, and rediscovered this skink species in 2005, after 39 years of obscurity. The common name ‘Barrier skink’ refers to the type locality in the Barrier Knob, Darran Mountains.|