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Oligosoma notosaurus (PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY, 1990)

IUCN Red List - Oligosoma notosaurus - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Southern skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma notosaurus PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1990
Oligosoma notosaurus — PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1995
Oligosoma notosaurus — HICKSON et al. 2000
Oligosoma notosaurus — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand (Stewart Island)

Type locality: Codfish Island, 46° 46’ S, 167° 36’ E.  
TypesHolotype: NMNZ R2078 
CommentRare, threatened, or endangered species. 
EtymologyNamed after its extreme southern distribution (Gr. “notos” = south, Gr. “sauros” = lizard). 
  • HICKSON, Robert E.; KERRYN E. SLACK AND PETER LOCKHART 2000. Phylogeny recapitulates geography, or why New Zealand has so many species of skinks. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 70: 415–433 - get paper here
  • Hitchmough, Rodney A.; Geoffrey B. Patterson, and David G. Chapple 2016. Putting a Name to Diversity: Taxonomy of the New Zealand Lizard Fauna. in: Chapple, D.G. (ed). New Zealand Lizards. Springer, pp. 87-108 - get paper here
  • Patterson, G.B. and Daugherty, C.H. 1990. Four new species and one new subspecies of skinks, genus Leiolopisma (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 20 (1): 65-84 [erratum p. 252] - get paper here
  • Patterson, G.B.; Daugherty, C.H. 1995. Reinstatement of the genus Oligosoma (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae). J. Royal Soc. New Zealand 25 (3): 327-331 - get paper here
  • Titus, Daron 2022. Baseline lizard survey and lizard habitat identification on Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve Southern Institute of Technology, NZ - get paper here
  • Winkel, D. van, Baling, M. & Hitchmough, R. 2018. Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand: A field guide. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 376 pp.
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