Oligosoma otagense (MCCANN, 1955)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oligosoma otagense?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Otago Skink|
|Synonym||Leiolopisma grande otagense MCCANN 1955|
Girardiscincus otagense — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Oligosoma otagense — PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1995
Oligosoma otagense — HICKSON et al. 2000
Oligosoma otagense — GAULKE & ALTENBACH 2003
Oligosoma otagense — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016
|Distribution||New Zealand (Canterbury, Otago, South Island)|
Type locality: Otago, Acland.
|Types||Holotype: NMNZ R33, now National Museum.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. O. otagense can be easily distinguished from all other New Zealand skinks by its unique colour pattern. The very high midbody scale row count overlaps with only three other New Zealand species, O. grande, O. fallai and O. waimatense.|
|Comment||Hybridization: captive breeding records have demonstrated the potential for hybridisation between O. otagense and O. waimatense (D. Keall, unpublished data, cited in Chapple et al. 2009).|