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Oligosoma chloronoton (HARDY, 1977)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymLeiolopisma chloronoton HARDY 1977: 254
Leiolopisma chloronoton — HENLE 1981
Girardiscincus chloronoton — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Oligosoma chloronoton — PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1995
Oligosoma chloronoton — HICKSON et al. 2000
Oligosoma chloronoton — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand (South Otago, Soutland, Stewart Island)

Type locality: 2 km N of Te Anau township, Otago.  
TypesHolotype: NMNZ R1804 
CommentHas been previously included in L. lineoocellatum. 
  • Greaves, Stephanie N.J.; David G. Chapple, Dianne M. Gleeson, Charles H. Daugherty and Peter A. Ritchie 2007. Phylogeography of the spotted skink (Oligosoma lineoocellatum) and green skink (O. chloronoton)species complex (Lacertilia: Scincidae) in New Zealand reveals pre-Pleistocene divergence. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution <br />45 (2): 729-739 - 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
  • Mules, R. D. 2012. Oligosoma chloronoton (green skink) longevity. Herpetological Review 43: 488-489 - 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
  • 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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