Small-scaled skink

The Small-scaled skink is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Small-scaled skink, Oligosoma microlepis * Moko skink, Oligosoma moco * Chatham Islands skink, Oligosoma nigriplantare * Marbled skink, Oligosoma oliveri * Ornate skink, Oligosoma ornatum More

The small-scaled skink, Oligosoma microlepis, is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. It is endemic to New Zealand. References - * Australasian Reptile & Amphibian Specialist Group 1996. More

Overview The small-scaled skink, Oligosoma microlepis, is a species of skinkSkinkSkinks are the most diverse group of lizards. They make up the family Scincidae which shares the superfamily or infraorder Scincomorpha with several other lizard families, including Lacertidae... More

As its name suggests, the elongate body of the small-scaled skink is covered in relatively small, glossy scales. The background colour to the upperparts of the body is brownish grey, but a series of stripes extend lengthways from the snout towards ... More

Research: Twelve week research into the small-scaled skink of the Tongariro-Taupo region For more information see or More

weeks of the summer semester to research the small-scaled skink of the Tongariro-Taupo region. More

The small-scaled skink (Oligosoma microlepis) is a small, diurnal, heliothermic skink that is known from a number of small, scattered and isolated populations in the central North Island, New Zealand. More

• Researching the small-scaled skink in the Tongariro-Taupo region. More

Common names

Small-scaled skink in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Scincidae
Genus : Oligosoma
Species : Oligosoma microlepis
Authority : PATTERSON & DAUGHERTY 1990