Report a sighting, or search the database for descriptions, habitat information and distributions of frogs, lizards and reptiles.

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    The Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of New Zealand is also known as the Herpetofauna database. The Herpetofauna database is the tool DOC uses to collate data on these species.

    Report sightings

    Report sightings using ARDS (Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Scheme) cards.

    Learn more

    Find more information on lizards, reptiles and amphibians. 

    New Zealand Lizards, David Chapple
    A complete overview on the New Zealand lizard fauna,  with distribution data from DOC.

    NZ Frog
    Research and conservation of frogs.

    Society for Research on Amphibians and Reptiles in New Zealand 
    A national organisation of dedicated researchers and conservation-oriented people interested in the field of herpetology. 

    NZ Herpetological Society 
    A national amateur organisation dedicated to the care and maintenance of herpetofauna in captivity. Members often contribute to captive management programmes of endangered species. 

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