1335 thumb Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand

A guide to the reptiles currently found in New Zealand in the wild, most are native species, but there is the odd one that is introduced.

There are about 43 endemic geckos and about 50 skinks, not all are included here yet. Also there is a sea snake and marine turtles that visit.

Small
Brown Skink 1
Oligosoma zelandicum
Chatham Island skink
Oligosoma nigriplantare
Small
Common New Zealand Skink 2
Oligosoma polychroma
Small
copper skink 3
Oligosoma aeneum
Cryptic Skink
Oligosoma inconspicuum
Small
Grand Skink 4
Oligosoma grande
Green Skink
Oligosoma chloronoton
Falla's Skink
Oligosoma fallai
Fiordland Skink
Oligosoma acrinasum
Long-toed skink
Oligosoma longipes
Macgregor's Skink
Oligosoma macgregori
Marbled Skink
Oligosoma oliveri
Small
McCann’s Skink 5
Oligosoma maccanni
Small
Moko Skink 6
Oligosoma moco
Small
Narrow-bodied Skink 7
Oligosoma homalonotum
Open Bay Islands skink
Oligosoma taumakae
Small
Ornate Skink 8
Oligosoma ornatum
Small
Otago Skink 9
Oligosoma otagense
Small
Rainbow Skink 10
Lampropholis delicata
Robust Skink
Oligosoma alani
Small
Scree Skink 11
Oligosoma waimatense
Small
Shore/Smith's Skink 12
Oligosoma smithi
Small-eared skink
Oligosoma stenotis
Small-scaled Skink
Oligosoma microlepis
Speckled Skink
Oligosoma infrapunctatum
Spotted Skink
Oligosoma lineoocellatum
Southern Skink
Oligosoma notosaurus
Striped Skink
Oligosoma striatum
Small
Suters Skink 7
Oligosoma suteri
Whitaker's Skink
Oligosoma whitakeri
Small
Common Snake-necked Turtle 13
Chelodina longicollis
Small
Red-eared Slider 14
Trachemys scripta elegans
Cloudy Gecko
Mokopirirakau nebulosus
Small
Common Green Gecko 16
Naultinus elegans
Small
Jewelled Gecko 17
Naultinus gemmeus
Black Eyed Gecko
Mokopiriraka kahutarae
Small
Canterbury gecko 18
Woodworthia brunneus
Central tree gecko
Naultinus poecilochlorus
Delcourt's Sticky-toed Gecko
Hoplodactylus delcourti
Small
Duvaucel's Gecko 19
Hoplodactylus duvaucelii
Gold-striped Gecko
Woodworthia chrysosireticus
Small
Gray's Sticky-toed Gecko 20
Mokopirirakau granulatus
Small
Gray's Tree Gecko 21
Naultinus grayii
Small
Harlequin Gecko 22
Tukutuku rakiurae
Marlborough Green Gecko
Naultinus manukanus
Small
Pacific Sticky-toed Gecko 23
Dactylocnemis pacificus
Small
Rough Gecko 24
Naultinus rudis
Small
Southern North Island Forest Gecko 25
Hoplodactylus "southern north island"
Small
Spotted Sticky-toed Gecko 5
Woodworthia maculatus
Small
Starry Tree Gecko 26
Naultinus stellatus
Stephen's Island Gecko
Toropuku stephensi
Small
Warty Tree Gecko 5
Naultinus tuberculatus
Small
Wellington Green Gecko 27
Naultinus punctatus
Small
Southern Bell Frog 28
Litoria raniformis
Small
Archey's Frog 29
Leiopelma archeyi
Small
Whistling Tree Frog 30
Litoria ewingii
Small
Hamilton's Frog 31
Leiopelma hamiltoni
Small
Hochstetter's Frog 29
Leiopelma hochstetteri
Small
Maud Island Frog 31
Leiopelma pakeka
Small
Tuatara 23
Sphenodon punctatus

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