A survey of the terrestrial reptiles (Christinus guentheri and Oligosoma lichenigera) of Norfolk Island - March 2005
Department of the Environment and Heritage, September 2006
- Executive Summary and Background Document (PDF - 281 KB) | (RTF - 2.66 MB)
- A qualitative assessment of the relative abundance of the Norfolk and Lord Howe Island reptiles (Christinus guentheri and Oligosoma lichenigera) and comparison with previous surveys (PDF - 463 KB) | (RTF - 5.65 MB)
- The levels of intraspecific genetic differentiation among island populations of the gekkonid lizard Christinus guentheri in the Norfolk Island complex (PDF - 166 KB) | (RTF - 2.66 MB)
- Assessment of the suitability of potential gecko re-introduction sites on Norfolk's main island, and a review of threatening processes and the recovery actions proposed in the draft Recovery Plan (PDF - 97 KB) | (RTF - 722 KB)
About the report
In February 2005, the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH), commissioned Australian Museum Business Services (AMBS) to undertake a field survey of the native reptiles of islands in the Norfolk Island complex.
The need for such a survey was recognised by DEH following the preparation of a draft Recovery Plan (Cogger, 2004) which indicated that the available data on which to base such a plan was almost entirely restricted to that collected for a survey of Norfolk Island reptiles conducted in 1978 (Cogger et al., 1979, 1983).