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  • Tuatara sitting on a rock, blue background.
    Rights: Peter Morrison, Crown copyright, Department of Conservation. 2009 Published 3 November 2009 Size: 4.2 MB Referencing Hub media

    New Zealand’s endemic tuatara is a very unusual animal. They are the only living representative of a group of reptiles known as Rhynchocephalia that first evolved over 200 million years ago.

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