Kōrero: European discovery of plants and animals

Brown skink

Brown skink

The brown skink (Leiolopisma zelandicum) was first collected by the United States Exploring Expedition during a week in the Bay of Islands in 1840. The skink was described by Charles Girard, with this illustration. The report appeared in a volume on reptiles in Charles Wilkes’s Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841 (published 1848–58).

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Rare English Collection, Special Printed Collections
Reference: Charles Girard, Herpetology. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858, plate 27, figs 9-16. (SPC 06/715)

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Expeditions and surveys: 1830s–1870s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/10946/brown-skink (accessed 2 October 2020)

He kōrero nā John Andrews, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007