Falla's skink

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Falla's skink
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Oligosoma
Species: O. fallai
Binomial name
Oligosoma fallai
(McCann, 1955)
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Synonyms

Falla's skink or the Three Kings skink (Oligosoma fallai ), is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, fallai, is in honor of New Zealander ornithologist Robert Falla.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

O. fallai is endemic to the Three Kings Islands off the coast of New Zealand. It is found nowhere else in the world.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chapple DG. (2010). "Oligosoma fallai ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oligosoma fallai ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Oligosoma fallai, p. 88).

Further reading[edit]

  • McCann C. 1955. The lizards of New Zealand. Gekkonidae and Scincidae. Dominion Mus. Bull. (17): 1-127. (Leiolopisma fallai, new species, pp. 76–77).