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Harlequin gecko

The Harlequin gecko, Tukutuku rakiurae [1] (formerly Hoplodactylus rakiurae),[2] is a species of gecko endemic to Stewart Island/Rakiura in the far south of New Zealand where they were discovered in 1969.[3] In terms of distribution they are one of the southernmost gecko species in the world.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tukutuku rakiurae, Harlequin gecko, New Zealand Lizards Database, Landcare Research
  2. ^ "The taxonomy of the New Zealand geckos has recently been extensively revised...", New Zealand Herpetological Society
  3. ^ Brian Gill, Tony Whitaker, "New Zealand Frogs and Reptiles", David Bateman publishing, 1996,
  4. ^ Allison Ballance, Rod Morris, "Rare Wildlife of New Zealand", Random House publishing, 2008

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