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Conservation status of reptile species in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Sabine Melzer, Rod Hitchmough, Dylan van Winkel, Chris Wedding, Simon Chapman, Melinda Rixon
Auckland Council Natural Environment Specialist Services
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Executive summary

The conservation status of all known reptile taxa in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland was assessed, using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) for the first time. We used the draft Department of Conservation regional guidelines and followed the process outlined by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

A total of 28 reptile species were identified as present in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, including 9 marine reptiles, 11 skinks, 7 geckos and tuatara. Four species were assessed as Threatened, 14 as At Risk, 1 as Introduced and Naturalised and 9 as Non-resident Native (Regional Vagrant). An additional 5 species were identified that have become extinct or may have formerly occurred in the region.

Auckland Council technical report, TR2022/3

March 2022

See also

Conservation status of amphibian species in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Conservation status of bat species in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

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