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Tuatara is the only living relative of the dinosaur and are endemic to New Zealand. Often called a "living fossil, Tuatara are amazing creatures.

Tuatara is the only living relative of the dinosaur and are endemic to New Zealand. Often called a "living fossil, Tuatara are amazing creatures.

Reptilienaugen. Erkennst du die Augen des Chameleons? Die Augen können unabhängig voneinander bewegt werden. Deine auch?

Reptilienaugen. Erkennst du die Augen des Chameleons? Die Augen können unabhängig voneinander bewegt werden. Deine auch?

Tuatara (Order: Sphenodontia) While its closest living relatives are reptiles and snakes, the tuatara’s order can be traced back to the Mesozoic Era, from where it derives its distinctly unusual attributes. While they may look like reptiles, tuataras have legs and brains that closely resemble those of amphibians. They possess three eyelids on each eye and a third ‘parietal’ eye on top of their heads, used to detect day and night cycles. They live exclusively on offshore islands New Zealand.

Tuatara (Order: Sphenodontia) While its closest living relatives are reptiles and snakes, the tuatara’s order can be traced back to the Mesozoic Era, from where it derives its distinctly unusual attributes. While they may look like reptiles, tuataras have legs and brains that closely resemble those of amphibians. They possess three eyelids on each eye and a third ‘parietal’ eye on top of their heads, used to detect day and night cycles. They live exclusively on offshore islands New Zealand.

It's a real, live mini-dragon! Yet another critter to add to my true life pokemon collection.  Apparently there are actually more than 45 species of "gliding lizards" like this in Southeast Asia.  This one is Draco Beccarii.

It's a real, live mini-dragon! Yet another critter to add to my true life pokemon collection. Apparently there are actually more than 45 species of "gliding lizards" like this in Southeast Asia. This one is Draco Beccarii.

Third eye

Third Eye

Most people grew up being taught that the mighty race of dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago. But it's not true; dinosaurs still walk the Earth. No, it isn't a T-Rex or a living relative of the Loch Ness Monster…but it is one...