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
5334184839 2a880f80f2 m
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
64676 260 190
Narrow-bodied Skink 7
Oligosoma homalonotum
Open Bay Islands skink
Oligosoma taumakae
86633 260 190
Ornate Skink 8
Oligosoma ornatum
6772996532 a7c8bbb6d3 m
Otago Skink 9
Oligosoma otagense
67033 orig
Rainbow Skink 10
Lampropholis delicata
Robust Skink
Oligosoma alani
64968 260 190
Scree Skink 11
Oligosoma waimatense
50241 260 190
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
240px oligosoma suteri
Suters Skink 7
Oligosoma suteri
Whitaker's Skink
Oligosoma whitakeri
125326747 75b3fc135b m
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
240px jewelled gecko bpmale
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
240px duvaucel's gecko
Duvaucel's Gecko 19
Hoplodactylus duvaucelii
Gold-striped Gecko
Woodworthia chrysosireticus
06648 260 190
Gray's Sticky-toed Gecko 20
Mokopirirakau granulatus
11545801854 0326f5f403 m
Gray's Tree Gecko 21
Naultinus grayii
240px tukutuku rakiurae
Harlequin Gecko 22
Tukutuku rakiurae
Marlborough Green Gecko
Naultinus manukanus
240px hoplodactylus pomarii
Pacific Sticky-toed Gecko 23
Dactylocnemis pacificus
240px naultinus rudis
Rough Gecko 24
Naultinus rudis
4077492940 e25c9a886f m
Southern North Island Forest Gecko 25
Hoplodactylus "southern north island"
08190 260 190
Spotted Sticky-toed Gecko 5
Woodworthia maculatus
4567181001 ac2bec08f8 m
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
2249460000 edce6e0e0f m
Southern Bell Frog 28
Litoria raniformis
240px leiopelma archeyi
Archey's Frog 29
Leiopelma archeyi
34120 260 190
Whistling Tree Frog 30
Litoria ewingii
240px leiopelma hamiltoni02
Hamilton's Frog 31
Leiopelma hamiltoni
240px leiopelma hochstetteri02
Hochstetter's Frog 29
Leiopelma hochstetteri
45802 260 190
Maud Island Frog 31
Leiopelma pakeka
240px tuatara
Tuatara 23
Sphenodon punctatus

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