The scientific name refers to ''many colours', referring to the colour variation in the species.
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The species has long been classified as a subspecies of O. nigriplantare but data suggests O. polychroma is a distinct species (D. Chapple, unpub. data).Geographic races: North Island to Canterbury; Otago to Stewart Island. A unique colour-morph occurs in the Seward Moss Wetlands in Southland.
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The Maori name for common skinks are 'mokomoko' (Lettink 2008).
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