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Falla's skink
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Oligosoma
Species:
fallai
Oligosoma fallai distribution.png
Synonyms
  • Leiolopisma fallai
    McCann, 1955
  • Lygosomella fallai
    — Wells & Wellington, 1985
  • Oligosoma fallai
    — Patterson & Daugherty, 1995

Falla's skink or the Three Kings skink (Oligosoma fallai) is a species of lizard in the family Scincidae.

Etymology

The specific name, fallai, is in honor of New Zealander ornithologist Robert Falla.

Geographic range

O. fallai is endemic to the Three Kings Islands off the coast of New Zealand. It is found nowhere else in the world.

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