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Northern tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus)
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Northern tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus)

Title: Brehms Tierleben. Allgemeine kunde des Tierreichs
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: Brehm, Alfred Edmund, 1829-1884; Zur Strassen, Otto L. , 1869-; Heck, Ludwig, 1860-; Hempelmann, Friedrich, 1878-; Heymons, Richard, 1867-; Werner, Franz, b. 1867; Marshall, William, 1845-; Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig
Date 1911
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Tuatara are reptiles endemic to New Zealand. Although resembling most lizards, they are part of a distinct lineage, the order Rhynchocephalia. Sphenodon punctatus, or northern tuatara, naturally occurs on 29 islands.

Scientific Name: Sphenodon punctatus (Gray, 1842)
Common Names:
English – Beak-head, Cook Strait Tuatara, Sphenodon, Northern Tuatara
French – Hatteria Ponctué, Sphénodon Ponctué
Spanish – Tuátara
Hatteria punctata Gray, 1842
Sphenodon guntheri Buller, 1877
Sphenodon punctatus reischeki Wettstein, 1943

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