Oligosoma northlandi Worthy, 1991:332

Northland skink



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cyclodina northlandi Worthy, 1991:332


Conservation Status


Last record: known only from sub-fossil remains


Some of the literature records collected by (Hardy, 1977; Bauer & Russell, 1987) of large lizards in Northland, North Island, may refer to [i]O. northlandi[/i] (Worthy, 1991).



Northland region, North Island, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: WO 332.1 (given on page 332 :) )

Type locality: "Otangaroa Station Cave, Northland, New Zealand" (Worthy, 1991:332)






Original scientific description:

Worthy, Trevor 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(4): 329-348.


Other references:

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.

Hardy, Graham S. (1977). The New Zealand Scincidae (Reptilia: Lacertilia); a taxonomic and zoogeographic study. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 4: 221-325.

Hitchmough, R.; Anderson, P.; Barr, B.; Monks, J.; Lettink, M.; Reardon, J.; Tocher, M.; Whitaker, T. (2013).
Conservation status of New Zealand reptiles, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 2. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 16 pp.

Hitchmough, R.; Barr, B.; Lettink,M.; Monks, J.; Reardon, J.; Tocher, M.; van Winkel, D.; Rolfe, J. (2016). Conservation status of New Zealand reptiles, 2015. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 17. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 14 pp.

Hitchmough, R. A., Hoare, J. M., Jamieson, H., Newman, D., Tocher, M. D., Anderson, P. J., Lettink, M. and Whitaker, A. H. (2010). Conservation status of New Zealand reptiles, 2009. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 37(3): 203-224.

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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