Oligosoma gracilicorpus Hardy, 1977

Narrow-bodied skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Oligosoma gracilicorpus was considered a synonym of O. homalonotum by Chapple et al. (2009).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

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.


Other references:

Australasian Reptile and Amphibian Specialist Group. (1996). Oligosoma gracilicorpus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( 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.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.

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]


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