- For the Australian species called jewelled gecko, see Strophurus elderi
Naultinus lineatus Gray, 1869 Naultinus elegans Lucas and Frost, 1897
There are two main subgroups of jewelled geckos: those living in Otago and those living in Canterbury. There is also a small Southland population. One obvious difference is that some of the males of the Canterbury geckos are grey or brown with yellow, purple and white markings; whereas all Otago geckos are green with yellow and white markings. The Southland population are solid green.
Their diet mainly consists of insects and moths, but they also enjoy berries of certain plants, and the nectar of certain flowers.
In 2012 the Department of Conservation reclassified the jewelled gecko as At Risk under the New Zealand Threat Classification System. It was judged as meeting the criteria for At Risk threat status as a result of it having a low to high ongoing or predicted decline.
- Hare, K. & Hitchmough, R. 2010. Naultinus gemmeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T177826A7465399. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T177826A7465399.en. Downloaded on 29 November 2017.
- Fox, Rebecca (7 May 2011). "Time to hit smugglers". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
- Hitchmough, Rod; Anderson, Peter; Barr, Ben; Monks, Jo; Lettink, Marieke; Reardon, James; Tocher, Mandy; Whitaker, Tony. "Conservation status of New Zealand reptiles, 2012" (PDF). Department of Conservation. The Government of New Zealand. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
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