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

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesNevis skink 
SynonymOligosoma toka CHAPPLE, BELL, CHAPPLE, MILLER, DAUGHERTY & PATTERSON 2011
Oligosoma inconspicuum JEWELL 2008: 88
Leiolopisma inconspicuum PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1990: 66
Oligosoma toka — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand

Type locality: Schoolhouse Flat, Nevis Valley, (45° 11’S, 168° 59’E), New Zealand.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMNZ RE007278, adult male (coll. T. Bell, 2009). 
Comment 
EtymologyFrom ‘toka’, the Maori word for rock or boulder. Refers to the rocky habitat on which this species occurs in the Nevis Valley. 
References
  • Bell, Trent, Craig Wilson and Sarah Herbert. 2012. Determining a conservation threat classification for the Nevis skink, Oligosoma toka. BioGecko (1): 16-28 - 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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