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

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTe Kakahu skink 
SynonymOligosoma tekakahu CHAPPLE, BELL, CHAPPLE, MILLER, DAUGHERTY & PATTERSON 2011
Oligosoma inconspicuum ‘Te Kakahu’ CHAPPLE et al. 2009: 485
Oligosoma sp. 6 (Te Kakahu skink) JEWELL 2008: 89
Oligosoma tekakahu — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand

Type locality: Chalky Island (Te Kakahu), Fiordland (46° 03’S, 166° 31’E). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMNZ RE006879, adult male (coll. T. Bell, January 2008). 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyFrom Te Kakahu, the Maori name for the type locality (= Chalky Island). 
References
  • 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.
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
 
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