T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Reptiles (Frogs, Geckos, Lizards, Skinks, Snakes, Turtles) .

All New Zealand’s reptiles are fully protected, meaning that they may only be handled, collected or kept in captivity under permit. Predation of New Zealand's reptiles occurs by mustelids (ferrets, weasels, stoats) rats, birds and cats.



Alligator and Crocodiles.
There are no alligators or crocodiles in the wild in New Zealand. 
There are a few specimens housed securely in zoos and aquariums


Alligator (American) mississippiensis  (Exotic)


Crocodile (Saltwater) Crocodylus porosus (Exotic)



Frogs


Frog (Archey's frog NZ) Leiopelma archeyi 


Frog (Brown tree frog) Litoria ewingii 


Frog (Hamilton's frog NZ) Leiopelma hamiltoni


Frog (Hochstetter's frog NZ) Leiopelma hochstetteri


Frog (Maud Island frog NZ) Leiopelma pakeka 


Frog (Southern Bell) Litoria raniformis)


Frog (Golden Bell ) Litoria aurea 



Geckos



Gecko (Common) Woodworthia maculatus


Gecko (Cromwell) Woodworthia 'Cromwell' 



Gecko (Duvaucel's gecko) Hoplodactylus duvaucelii 


Gecko (Forest) Mokopirirakau granulatus


Gecko (Goldstripe)  Woodworthia chrysosireticus


Gecko (Jewelled) Naultinus gemmeus


Gecko (Mokopirirakau sp. 'Cascades')


Gecko (Northland green) Naultinus grayii


Gecko (Otago large gecko) Woodworthia sp. ‘Otago large’ 


Gecko (Pacific Sticky-toed) Dactylocnemis pacificus


Gecko (Southern Alps) Woodworthia sp. 'Southern Alps'.


Gecko (Wellington green) Naultinus elegans punctatus  



Lizards (Exotic)


Lizard (Australian water dragon) Intellagama lesueurii  (Exotic)


Lizard (Green) Iguana iguana  (Exotic)


Lizard (Lace monitor) Varanus varius (Exotic)



Skinks Native and Exotic



Skink (Blue-tongued) Tiliqua scincoide (Exotic)


Skink (Brown) Oligosoma zelandicum 


Skink (Common) Oligosoma polychroma


Skink (Cobble skink)


Skink (Copper) Cyclodina aenea


Skink (Grand) Oligosoma grande


Skink (McCann's skink) Oligosoma maccanni


Skink (Ornate) Oligosoma ornatum


Skink (Otago ) Oligosoma otagense 


Skink (Rainbow) Lampropholis delicate (Exotic)


Skink (Shingleback) Tiliqua rugosa (Exotic)


Skink (Shore) Oligosoma smithii


Skink (Spotted) Oligosoma lineoocellatum


Skink (Whitakers) Cyclodina whitakeri 



Snakes.(Sea)
There are only visiting sea snakes here in New Zealand.


Snake (Banded Sea Krait) Laticauda colubrine   


Snake (Yellow-bellied sea snake) Hydrophis platura    



Tortoise (Exotic)

There are no native New Zealand tortoises.
They are only kept in the Auckland museum. 


Tortoise (Galápagos) Chelonoidis nigra  (Exotic)  


Tortoise (Indian star) Geochelone elegans 
(Exotic)


Tortoise (Leopard) Stigmochelys pardalis (Exotic)
 



Tuataras


Tuatara (Brother Islands) Sphenodon guntheri


Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus & Sphenodon guntheri)  




Turtles (Sea)


Turtle (Green) Chelonia mydas 


Turtle (Hawksbill) Eretmochelys imbricata 


Turtle (Loggerhead) Caretta caretta



Turtle (Leatherback) Dermochelys coriacea 


Turtle (Olive ridley) Lepidochelys olivacea




Turtles (Freshwater) Exotic

New Zealand has no native turtles.
The species listed below are in private collections throughout New Zealand



Turtle (Broad-shelled long-necked) Chelodina expansa (Exotic)


Turtle (Chinese Box) Cuora flavomarginata (Exotic)


Turtle (Chinese Softshell) Pelodiscus sinensis (Exotic)


Turtle (Cumberland) Trachemys scripta troostii (Exotic)


Turtle (Eastern long-necked) Chelodina longicollis (Exotic)


Turtle (Northern snake-necked) Chelodina oblonga (Exotic)


Turtle (Red-bellied short-necked) Emydura subglobosa (Exotic)


Turtle (Red-eared slider) Trachemys scripta elegans (Exotic)



Handy links

http://www.teara.govt.nz
http://www.doc.govt.nz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/
http://www.fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ecology
http://tpo.tepapa.govt.nz
http://www.nhc.net.nz/
http://www.nzfrogs.org/NZ+Frogs.html