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Oligosoma stenotis (PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY, 1994)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesE: Small-eared skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma stenotis PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1994
Oligosoma stenotis — PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1995
Oligosoma stenotis — HICKSON et al. 2000
Oligosoma stenotis — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand (Steward Island)

Type locality: Trig D, southern end of Tin Range, 167° 45’ E, 47° 08’ S, New Zealand.  
TypesHolotype: NMNZ R2361 
CommentRare, threatened, or endangered species. 
  • 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. 1994. Leiolopisma stenotis, n. sp., (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Stewart Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 24(1): 125-132.
  • Patterson, G.B.; Daugherty, C.H. 1995. Reinstatement of the genus Oligosoma (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae). J. Royal Soc. New Zealand 25 (3): 327-331
  • van Winkel, D., Baling, M. & Hitchmough, R. 2018. Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand: A field guide. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 376 pp
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