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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.

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.

Henry the Tuatara

Henry the Tuatara

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