Oligosoma gracilicorpus Hardy, 1977
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Oligosoma gracilicorpus was considered a synonym of O. homalonotum by Chapple et al. (2009).
Last record: 1955 or before
IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient
In addition to the holotype, (Hardy, 1977) collected literature records which he thought referred to O. gracilicorpus. These same records have been taken by (Bauer & Russell, 1987) to be referring to Hoplodactylus delcourti.
Hokianga district, North Island, New Zealand
Biology & Ecology
Only known from the holotype (Hardy, 1977).
Original scientific description:
Hardy, Graham S. (1977). The New Zealand Scincidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia); a taxonomic and zoogeographic study. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 4: 221-325.
Australasian Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Group. (1996). Oligosoma gracilicorpus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 02 February 2014.
Bauer, A. M. and Russell, A. P. (1987). Hoplodactylus delcourti (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) and the kawekaweau of Maori folklore Journal of Ethnobiology 7(1): 83-91.
Chapple, D. G., Ritchie, P. A. and Daugherty, C. H. (2009). Origin, diversiﬁcation, and systematics of the New Zealand skink fauna (Reptilia: Scincidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 470-487.
Worthy, Trevor H. (2016). A Review of the Fossil Record of New Zealand Lizards, pp. 65-86. In: Chapple, David (ed.). New Zealand Lizards. Springer. XVI + 375 pp. [Abstract]