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Oligosoma prasinum MELZER, BELL & PATTERSON, 2017

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMackenzie skink 
SynonymOligosoma prasinum MELZER, BELL & PATTERSON 2017
Oligosoma aff. lineoocellatum “Mackenzie Basin” — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2007
Oligosoma aff. lineoocellatum “Mackenzie Basin” — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2010
Oligosoma aff. lineoocellatum “Mackenzie Basin” — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2013
Oligosoma aff. lineoocellatum “Mackenzie Basin” — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016b 
DistributionNew Zealand (Tekapo)

Type locality: Tekapo, Mt Hay (43° 59’S, 170° 28’E), Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. NMNZ RE005462, male (coll. G. Patterson, 01 Nov 1990); Paratypes (9 specimens). Tekapo, Mt Hay (43° 00’S, 170° 34’E), 2 specimens (NMNZ RE005447, OR; NMNZ RE005448, organs removed) (coll. G. Patterson, 30 Nov 1984); Tekapo (44° 01’S, 170° 29’E), 3 specimens (NMNZ RE005464, male; NMNZ RE005465, OR; NMNZ RE005466, OR) (coll. G. Patterson, 01 Jan 1990); Tekapo (-44° 00’S, 170° 48’E), 4 specimens (NMNZ RE006222, OR; NMNZ RE006223, organs removed; NMNZ
RE006224, organs removed; NMNZ RE006225, organs removed) (coll. C. Daugherty, 26 Nov 1985). 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific name means “green” in Greek. It has been latinized. 
References
  • Hitchmough, R. A., Hoare, J.M., Jamieson, H., Newman, D., Tocher, M.D. and Anderson, P. J. 2010. Conservation status of New Zealand reptiles, 2009. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 37 (3): 203-224
  • Hitchmough, R., Anderson, P., Barr, B., Monks, J., Lettink, M., Reardon, J., Tocher, M. & Whitaker, T. 2013. Conservation status of New Zealand reptiles, 2012. In: New Zealand Threat Classification Series 2. Department of Conservation, Wellington, pp. 1–16
  • Hitchmough, R., Barr, B., Lettink, M., Monks, J., Reardon, J., Tocher, M., van Winkel, D. & Rolfe, J. 2016. Conservation status of New Zealand reptiles, 2015. In: New Zealand Threat Classification Series 17. Department of Conservation, Wellington, pp. 1–22
  • Hitchmough, R., Bull, L. & Cromarty, P. 2007. New Zealand Threat Classification System lists—2005. Department of Conservation, Wellington, 194 pp
 
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