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Oligosoma northlandi (WORTHY, 1991)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae (Eugongylini), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymCyclodina northlandi WORTHY 1991
Oligosoma northlandi — CHAPPLE et al. 2009 
DistributionNew Zealand (Northland)

Type locality: Otangaroa Station Cave, Northland, New Zealand.  
TypesHolotype: WO 332.1, partial skeleton (Waitomo Caves Museum, New Zealand) 
CommentConservation: Extinct species known from subfossil remains (late Holocene). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Case, T. J., Bolger, D. T., and Richman, A. D. 1992. Reptilian extinctions: The last ten thousand years. In “Conservation Biology'' (P. L. Fledler and S. K . Jain, Eds.), pp. 91-125. Chapman and Hall, New York - get paper here
  • Chapple, David G.; Peter A. Ritchie, Charles H. Daugherty 2009. Origin, diversification, and systematics of the New Zealand skink fauna (Reptilia: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52 (2): 470-487 - get paper here
  • Day, D. 1981. The Doomsday Book of Animals. A Natural History of Vanished Species. Viking Press, New York
  • 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
  • Worthy, T. H. 1991. Fossil skink bones from Northland, New Zealand, and description of a new species of Cyclodina, Scincidae. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 21: 329-348 - get paper here
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