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Oligosoma striatum (BULLER, 1871)

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Striped Skink 
SynonymMocoa striata BULLER 1871: 6
Leiolopisma latilineatum MCCANN 1955
Leiolopisma latilinearum — ROBB 1974
Leiolopisma latilineatum — GREER 1974: 17
Leiolopisma striatum — HARDY 1977
Leiolopisma striatum — HENLE 1981
Oligosoma striatum — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Oligosoma striatum — PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1995
Oligosoma striatum — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand, North Island (Taranaki, King Country, Rotorua)  
TypesNeotype: WRM 60/366 (= the holotype of Leiolopisma latilinearum), designated by HARDY 1977. Holotype originally lodged in Colonial Museum, Wellington, fide Hutton, 1872; now lost. 
CommentIn the original description no type specimen or type locality is mentioned. 
  • Buller, W. 1871. A list of the lizards inhabiting New Zealand, with descriptions. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 3 [1870]:4-11 - 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
  • HERBERT, SARAH; JUDY GILBERT & TRENT BELL 2015. Striped skinks incidentally recorded under closed-cell foam covers at Windy Hill, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. BioGecko (3): 14-18
  • 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
  • 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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