Scree skink

Scree skink

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Oligosoma waimatense

The Scree skink is a species of skink native to several sites throughout the South Island of New Zealand. A member of the family Scincidae, it was described by Geoff Patterson in 1997. It favours rocky habitats, particularly greywacke screes. Threats to scree skinks include predation by introduced mammals, weed encroachment, human interference and severe flood events.

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References

1. Scree skink Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scree_skink
2. Scree skink on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/15265/120191303

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