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Oligosoma repens CHAPPLE, BELL, CHAPPLE, MILLER, DAUGHERTY & PATTERSON, 2011

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEyres skink 
SynonymOligosoma repens CHAPPLE, BELL, CHAPPLE, MILLER, DAUGHERTY & PATTERSON 2011
Oligosoma inconspicuum JEWELL 2008: 88
Oligosoma repens — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand

Type locality: Mt Nicholas Road, Eyre Mountains, (45° 15’S, 168° 18’E), New Zealand.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMNZ RE007279, adult male (coll. T. Bell, 2009). 
Comment 
EtymologyFrom ‘repens’ (Latin, neuter) = unexpected. Refers to the unexpected discovery of a genetically divergent new species in the Eyre Mountains that occurs sympatrically with O. inconspicuum (sensu stricto). 
References
  • Bythell, Jesse. 2012. Range extension of the Eyre Mountains skink (Oligosoma repens) into Fiordland National Park. BioGecko (1): 39 - get paper here
  • CHAPPLE, DAVID G., TRENT P. BELL, STEPHANIE N.J. CHAPPLE, KIMBERLY A. MILLER, CHARLES H. DAUGHERTY & GEOFF B. PATTERSON 2011. Phylogeography and taxonomic revision of the New Zealand cryptic skink (Oligosoma inconspicuum; Reptilia: Scincidae) species complex. Zootaxa 2782: 1–33 - 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
  • Jewell, Tony 2008. A Photographic Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand [with corrections and comments in Chapple & Hitchmough 2009]. New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd,Auckland, 143 pp.
  • JEWELL, TONY 2015. Insight into the cryptic skink (Oligosoma aff. inconspicuum) species-complex in North Otago BioGecko (3): 35-42
 
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