New Zealand striped skink

New Zealand striped skink

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Oligosoma striatum

The New Zealand striped skink is a rare species of medium-sized skink endemic to New Zealand. The specific epithet means "streaked". The habitat of this species is native forest; they are often found under fallen rotting logs in the bush or under those remaining in pasture after the forest has been cleared. They are at least partly arboreal and have been found in the forest canopy among epiphytes and also in standing dead trees.

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References

1. New Zealand striped skink Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_striped_skink
2. New Zealand striped skink on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/15261/120191069

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