Searching the NZ Lizards Database is a similar process to searching Google or most
other search engines.
Simply type a word into the search box and the search engine will find all records
that contain the word you specify. Click on any of the results to bring up the details
of that record.
You can enter an individual word, or words with spaces or AND between them, or use
the following operators:
gecko OR skink will bring up records that contain either
gecko AND skink will bring up records that contain both
gecko NOT skink will bring up records where the words gecko and skink are in close proximity to each other.
gecko NEAR skink will bring up records with gecko but not
"forest gecko" in quotes will bring
back results with that exact phrase
Ampersand is the same as AND
This is the same as OR
Minus sign is the same as NOT
Using a space is the same as AND
The asterisk or wildcard is used to find forms of a particular word, by replacing
possible word endings with an *, e.g. geck* will
bring up records that contain the words gecko, geckos or geckoes.
Prefixing a word with + will ensure only that specific word is
searched for, not the plural or any tenses.
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