Records of foreign reptiles and amphibians accidentally imported to New Zealand

  title={Records of foreign reptiles and amphibians accidentally imported to New Zealand},
  author={B. J. Gill and D. Bejakovtch and Anthony H. Whitaker},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  pages={351 - 359}
Abstract Analysis of 189 records of reptiles and amphibians accidentally imported to New Zealand between 1929 and 2000 showed that 52 species were represented, comprising lizards (65%, mainly geckos), snakes (19%, mainly colubrids) and anurans (16%, mainly hylid frogs). Three species of nocturnal, egg‐laying, tropical and subtropical “house geckos” from Asia and the Pacific (especially Hemidactylus frenatus) made up 35% of all interceptions. The predominance of H. frenatus is a new development… 

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