BioGecko Issue 3 (2015)

Frank, Hermann 2015. Further observations on a population of the Canterbury spotted skink Oligosoma ‘Central Canterbury’ in lowland South Canterbury, New Zealand. BioGecko, 2015, 3: 7-13.

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FRANK, HERMANN

Further observations on a population of the Canterbury spotted skink Oligosoma ‘Central Canterbury’ in lowland South Canterbury, New Zealand.

Abstract: Population counts of the Canterbury spotted skink Oligosoma ‘Central Canterbury’ in an isolated habitat in South Canterbury over two years gave much higher numbers compared with numbers noted on the initial visit. Numbers observed varied considerably between each of 14 visits depending on weather conditions. Three other lizard species were confirmed living in the same habitat, though the spotted skink clearly is the dominant species. A relatively high abundance of house mouse >Mus musculus was documented.

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