Rights: Judi Lapsley Miller Published 16 February 2009, Updated 14 August 2014 Size: 3.9 MB

The tuatara is actually two species (Sphenodon punctatus and the much rarer Sphenodon guntheri) and has been classified as endangered since 1895.

This is an adult male from Zealandia, the red and blue neck beads are his identity beads.