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Rune Midtgaard


Checklist
General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable.
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Lizards (Sauria)
= endemicEX = extinct or assumed extinct

Species
References
 Family Diplodactylidae (Double-toed Geckos)
Genus Dactylocnemis (Pacific Brown Gecko)
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Dactylocnemis pacificus

Pacific Brown Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Parish & Gill 2003 Robb 1980
Genus Hoplodactylus (New Zealand Giant Geckos)
  EX*
Hoplodactylus delcourti

Kawekaweau Giant Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994
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Hoplodactylus duvaucelii

New Zealand Giant Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Morgan-Richards, Hinlo, Smuts-Kennedy, Innes, Ji, Barry, Brunton & Hitchmough 2016 Robb 1980
Genus Mokopirirakau (New Zealand Forest Geckos)
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Mokopirirakau cryptozoicus

Takitimu Gecko

Jewell & Leschen 2004 Jewell 2008
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Mokopirirakau granulatus

Granular-scaled Forest Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Mokopirirakau kahutarae

Kahutara Black-eyed Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Mokopirirakau nebulosus

New Zealand Cloudy Gecko

Jewell 2008
Genus Naultinus (New Zealand Tree Geckos)
  *
Naultinus elegans

Green Tree Gecko

Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Naultinus gemmeus

New Zealand Jewel Gecko

Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Naultinus grayii

Northland Green Gecko

Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Naultinus manukanus

Marlborough Green Gecko

Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Naultinus punctatus

New Zealand Barking Gecko

Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008
  *
Naultinus rudis

New Zealand Rough Gecko

Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Naultinus stellatus

New Zealand Starred Gecko

Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Naultinus tuberculatus

West Coast Green Gecko

Bauer 1994 [as poecilochlorus] Jewell 2008 Robb 1980 [as poecilochlorus]
Genus Toropuku (New Zealand Striped Gecko)
  *
Toropuku stephensi

New Zealand Striped Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011 Robb 1980
Genus Tukutuku (Harlequin Gecko)
  *
Tukutuku rakiurae

Harlequin Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011 Robb 1980
Genus Woodworthia (New Zealand Brown Geckos)
  *
Woodworthia brunneus

Canterbury Gecko

Jewell 2008
  *
Woodworthia chrysosireticus

Gold-striped Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Woodworthia maculatus

Raukawa Gecko

Bauer 1990 Bauer 1994 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
 Family Scincidae (Skinks)
Genus Oligosoma (New Zealand Lesser Skinks)
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Oligosoma acrinasum

Fiordland Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma aeneum

New Zealand Copper Skink

Chapple, Patterson, Bell & Daugherty 2008 Jewell 2008 Robb 1980 [as pseudornatum]
  *
Oligosoma alani

New Zealand Robust Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma awakopaka

Awakopaka Skink

Jewell 2017
  *
Oligosoma burganae

Burgan Skink

Chapple, Bell, Chapple, Miller, Daugherty & Patterson 2011
  *
Oligosoma chloronoton

New Zealand Green Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma elium

Marlborough Spotted Skink

Melzer, Bell & Patterson 2017
  *
Oligosoma fallai

Three Kings Islands Skink

Jewell 2008 Parish & Gill 2003 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma grande

Grand Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma hardyi

Poor Knights Skink

Chapple, Patterson, Bell & Daugherty 2008
  *
Oligosoma homalonotum

Chevron Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma hoparatea

Pukuma Skink

Whitaker, Chapple, Hitchmough, Lettink & Patterson 2018
  *
Oligosoma inconspicuum

Cryptic Skink

Chapple, Bell, Chapple, Miller, Daugherty & Patterson 2011 Daugherty, Patterson, Thorn & French 1990 Jewell 2008 Patterson & Daugherty 1990
  *
Oligosoma infrapunctatum

Speckled Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma judgeorum

Barrier Skink

Patterson & Bell 2009
  *
Oligosoma kokowai

Northern Spotted Skink

Jewell 2008 [as lineoocellatum] Melzer, Bell & Patterson 2017 Robb 1980 [as lineoocellatum]
  *
Oligosoma levidensum

Slight Skink

Chapple, Patterson, Bell & Daugherty 2008
  *
Oligosoma lineoocellatum

Canterbury Spotted Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma longipes

Northern Long-toed Skink

Jewell 2008 Patterson 1997
  *
Oligosoma maccanni

Ranfurly Skink

Daugherty, Patterson, Thorn & French 1990 Hardy 1977 Jewell 2008 Patterson & Daugherty 1990
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Oligosoma macgregori

Hauraki Gulf Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma microlepis

Small-scaled Skink

Daugherty, Patterson, Thorn & French 1990 Jewell 2008 Patterson & Daugherty 1990
  *
Oligosoma moco

Moko Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma nigriplantare

Chatham Islands Skink

Daugherty, Patterson, Thorn & French 1990 Jewell 2008
  *
Oligosoma notosaurus

Southern Skink

Daugherty, Patterson, Thorn & French 1990 Jewell 2008 Patterson & Daugherty 1990
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Oligosoma oliveri

Marbled Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980 [as pachysomaticum]
  *
Oligosoma ornatum

New Zealand Ornate Skink

Jewell 2008 Parish & Gill 2003 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma otagense

Giant Otago Skink

Jewell 2008 Patterson 1997 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma pikitanga

Sinbad Skink

Bell & Patterson 2008
  *
Oligosoma polychroma

Northern Grass Skink

Jewell 2008
  *
Oligosoma prasinum

Mackenzie Skink

Melzer, Bell & Patterson 2017
  *
Oligosoma repens

Eyres Skink

Chapple, Bell, Chapple, Miller, Daugherty & Patterson 2011
  *
Oligosoma roimata

Aorangi Skink

Patterson, Hitchmough & Chapple 2013
  *
Oligosoma smithii

Shore Skink

Jewell 2008 Parish & Gill 2003 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma stenotis

Small-eared Skink

Jewell 2008 Patterson & Daugherty 1994
  *
Oligosoma striatum

New Zealand Striped Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980 [as latilinearum]
  *
Oligosoma suteri

New Zealand Egg-laying Skink

Jewell 2008 Parish & Gill 2003 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma taumakae

Taumaka Skink

Chapple & Patterson 2007 Jewell 2008
  *
Oligosoma tekakahu

Te Kakahu Skink

Chapple, Bell, Chapple, Miller, Daugherty & Patterson 2011
  *
Oligosoma toka

Nevis Skink

Chapple, Bell, Chapple, Miller, Daugherty & Patterson 2011
  *
Oligosoma townsi

Hauraki Skink

Chapple, Patterson, Gleeson, Daugherty & Ritchie 2008
  *
Oligosoma waimatense

Barred Scree Skink

Jewell 2008 Patterson 1997
  *
Oligosoma whitakeri

Mercury Islands Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980
  *
Oligosoma zelandicum

Glossy Brown Skink

Jewell 2008 Robb 1980