Small-eared skink

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Small-eared skink
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Scincidae
Genus: Oligosoma
O. stenotis
Binomial name
Oligosoma stenotis
(Patterson & Daugherty 1994)

The small-eared skink (Oligosoma stenotis) is found only on Stewart Island/Rakiura, New Zealand. It was first described in 1994 by Geoff Patterson and Charles Daugherty.[1] It is a moderately small (80 mm snout to vent) skink, that lives in one of the most inhospitable (to lizards) environments on earth.


  1. ^ (Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 24: 125 - 132)