Grand skinkPHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©
Find out what lizard species you are likely to find in New Zealand's main urban centres, and how to identify lizards.
Geckos have baggy, velvety skin and broad heads. They eat insects, fruit and nectar. They usually give birth to two young in late summer / early autumn.
The chevron skink is one of New Zealand's rarest lizards.
The Cyclodina group of lizards contains more rare species than any other group of New Zealand lizard. Find out more here.
Grand and Otago skinks are two of New Zealand's most impressive and distinctive lizards, and grow as long as 300 mm.
The distinctively marked striped skink is one of New Zealand's least known and rarely seen lizards.
Get involved in conserving our lizards by creating an inviting home for them in your garden.
Species information is collected and entered into the herpetofauna database. You can report your species observations.
Get detailed information by searching for the common or scientific name of geckos, skinks and frogs.
This teaching resource explores the features of some of our most endangered birds and the recovery programmes, techniques and technology that is helping them survive.