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Northern Tuatara
Sphenodon punctatus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
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Genus: Sphenodon
Species: S. punctatus
Subspecies: S. p. punctatus Northern Tuatara
Subspecies: S. p. unnamed

Description: It can measure 24 (male), 18 (female) inches in length, it can weigh upto 2.2 (male), 1.1 (female) pounds. It can be olive green through grey to dark pink or brick red, often mottled, and always with white spots.

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Notes: It is protected by law.


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Northern Tuatara
Sphenodon punctatus punctatus

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Location: Bay of Plenty.

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Northern Tuatara
Sphenodon punctatus ?

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- natualywild.com -
January 2017