Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

NZ Lizards

The NZ Lizards Database is a searchable online system that provides access to a wealth of information describing the lizard species of New Zealand and will be useful to organisations and individuals alike. This project was funded by the New Zealand Government's Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme.

The NZ Lizards Database provides:

  • A series of species synopses describing lizard species of New Zealand, their taxonomic and conservation status, distribution, conservation requirements, and factors such as ecology, behaviour, and population dynamics.
  • An up-to-date annotated bibliography of New Zealand lizard literature. The original bibliography was compiled by Tony Whitaker and Bruce Thomas in 1990 and, together with new material, the online version now contains a list of over 3000 published and unpublished articles.

To learn more about the NZ Lizards Database, please visit the ABOUT section. This contains background information on the project as well as some general information resources.

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