The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Oligosoma sp. nov. 'Cobble skink'

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 2016

 

Distribution

Granity, South Island (west coast), New Zealand

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Chapple, David G.; Hitchmough, Rod A. (2009). Taxonomic instability of reptiles and frogs in New Zealand: information to aid the use of Jewell (2008) for species identification. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. 36: 60-67.

Jewell, Tony (2008). A photographic guide to reptiles and amphibians of New Zealand (1st ed.). Auckland: New Holland. [p. 94]

Jewell, Tony (2011). A photographic guide to reptiles and amphibians of New Zealand (2nd ed.). Auckland: New Holland. [p. 94]

https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201804032/critter-of-the-week

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2017/jun/01/new-species-discovered-behind-a-pub-then-saved-from-extinction

 

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