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dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Alastair B.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-14T22:28:52Z
dc.date.issued1997en
dc.identifier.citationFreeman, A. B. (1997). Comparative ecology of two Oligosoma skinks in coastal Canterbury: A contrast with Central Otago. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 21(2), 153-160.en
dc.identifier.issn0110-6465en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4960
dc.description.abstractBaited pitfall traps were used to sample Oligosoma maccanni and Oligosoma nigriplantare polychroma at Birdlings Flat, on Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury, New Zealand. The two species of skink showed distinctive patterns of habitat use with O. maccanni being almost entirely confined to dunelands while O. n. polychroma was invariably captured in the shrub-covered terraces behind the dunes. This is in direct contrast to what has been documented for these species in central Otago. Habitat partitioning appears to have also influenced the patterning and colouration of the two species which is also opposite to what has been documented for these species in Central Otago. Other factors examined did not show the same degree of deviation from what has been documented for these species elsewhere. The Birdlings Flat populations of O. maccanni and O. n. polychroma are diurnally active summer breeders, and dietary generalists.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFinancial support was received from Lincoln University and the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society.en
dc.format.extent153-160en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Society.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Ecological Society.en
dc.rightsCopyright © New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.subjectskinksen
dc.subjectOligosoma maccannien
dc.subjecthabitat useen
dc.subjectdieten
dc.subjectactivityen
dc.subjectCanterburyen
dc.subjectOligosoma nigriplantare polychromaen
dc.subjectpopulation biologyen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleComparative ecology of two Oligosoma skinks in coastal Canterbury: a contrast with Central Otagoen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
dc.subject.anzsrc0602 Ecologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen
pubs.issue2en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume21en


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