Chevron Skink

Oligosoma homalonotum

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Oligosoma homalonotum, the chevron skink (Māori: niho taniwha), is a large species of skink endemic to New Zealand, found only on Great and Little Barrier islands in the Hauraki Gulf. A cryptic forest dweller, it can hide underwater, and is under threat from introduced rats.

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