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Oligosoma acrinasum (HARDY, 1977)

IUCN Red List - Oligosoma acrinasum - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Fiordland Skink 
SynonymLeiolopisma acrinasum HARDY 1977: 260
Girardiscincus acrinasum — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Oligosoma acrinasum — PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1995
Oligosoma acrinasum — HICKSON et al. 2000
Oligosoma acrinasum — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand (Breaksea Sound, Fjordland)

Type locality: westernmost island in Gilbert Islands group, Breaksea Sound.  
TypesHolotype: NMNZ R1810 
  • Chapple, D.G.; Patterson, G.B. 2007. A new skink species (Oligosoma taumakae sp. nov.; Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Open Bay Islands, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 34: 347-357 - get paper here
  • Hardy, G. 1977. The New Zealand Scincidae: a taxonomic study. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 4: 221-325 - get paper here
  • Henle, K. 1981. Die Herpetofauna Neuseelands, Teil 3: Einheimische Skinke. Herpetofauna 3 (14): 14-18 - get paper here
  • 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
  • JEWELL, TONY R. 2017. Oligosoma awakopaka n. sp. (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Fiordland National Park, NZ. BioGecko (4): 4-19
  • Patterson, G.B. & Bell, T.P. 2009. The Barrier skink Oligosoma judgei n. sp. (Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Darran and Takitimu Mountains, South Island, New Zealand. Zootaxa 2271: 43–56 - get paper here
  • Patterson, G.B.; Daugherty, C.H. 1995. Reinstatement of the genus Oligosoma (Reptilia: Lacertilia: Scincidae). J. Royal Soc. New Zealand 25 (3): 327-331 - get paper here
  • Patterson, Geoffrey B. 1984. Record of the skink Leiolopisma acrinasum Hardy from a boulder beach on Resolution Island, New Zealand. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 15 (1-2): 13
  • 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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