Fiordland Skink

Oligosoma acrinasum

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The Fiordland skink, Oligosoma acrinasum, is a species of skink endemic to the Fiordland temperate forests ecoregion of South Island, New Zealand. The Fiordland skink is found on two mainland locations and the exposed rocky shores of numerous islands along the Fiordland coast (Patterson 2000). Their distribution has declined due to introduced predators (Molloy 1994). Currently it lives only on foreshore rocks and boulder beaches on the Fiordland coast. Despite these threats the species has managed...

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