Oligosoma gracilicorpus

Oligosoma gracilicorpus

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Oligosoma gracilicorpus

Oligosoma gracilicorpus, the narrow-bodied skink or narrow skink, is a species of skink in the family Scincidae. Only the holotype specimen is known, collected before 1955 on the North Island of New Zealand, probably in the vicinity of the Hokianga; it is possibly a juvenile. If so, this species could be the kawekaweau or kaweau of Māori lore, which by others is identified with a tuatara though its description does not match the tuatara well.

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1. Oligosoma gracilicorpus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligosoma_gracilicorpus
2. Oligosoma gracilicorpus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/120190272/120192704

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