Native to Australia, the Rainbow Skink
(Lampropholis delicata) has also been introduced
to New Zealand. Other lizards have been introduced to
New Zealand, but the Rainbow Skink is the only species
to breed successfully in the wild.
This species of skink is very hardy, and can withstand
multiple habitat types. Human disturbance, whether by
habitat destruction or transport, does not seem to adversely
affect the Rainbow Skink.