BioGecko Issue 2 (October 2014)

Bell, Trent 2014. Standardized common names for New Zealand reptiles. BioGecko, October 2014, 2: 8-11.



Standardized common names for New Zealand reptiles.

Abstract: After consultation with the wider herpetological community, the Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand and the Department of Conservation recently revised the common name nomenclature for New Zealand reptiles in 2014. In this report, the standardized names are identified. Reporting the new names here will enable wider adoption of these names in the herpetological literature. Some previous names are also provided, to assist in the reconciliation of names in older texts.




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