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Leiopelma hamiltoni has a very narrow geographic range, residing only on Stephens Island, New Zealand. Stephens Island lies in the Marlborough Sounds, off of the coast of the South Island of New Zealand. The area of the island is approximately one square mile, but the population resides in a 600 square meter area on the southern tip. Skeletal remains of Hamilton's frog have been found in Waitoma, Hawkes Bay, and Wairarapa on the North Island of New Zealand, indicating that its previous geographic range was much wider.
Biogeographic Regions: oceanic islands (Native )
Other Geographic Terms: island endemic