Striped Skink

Oligosoma striatum

Summary 2

The New Zealand striped skink, Oligosoma striatum, 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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  1. (c) Norma Malinowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/45198633
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligosoma_striatum

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