A new skink species (Oligosoma taumakae sp. nov.; Reptilia: Scincidae) from the Open Bay Islands, New Zealand

David Chapple, Geoff Patterson

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Abstract

We describe a new skink species (Oligosoma taumakae sp. nov.) from the Open Bay Islands, New Zealand. This species is diagnosed on the basis of several morphological characteristics, and its specific status is supported by mitochondrial sequence data (ND2, ND4).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347 - 357
Number of pages11
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Zoology
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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