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Synonyms for tuatara

only extant member of the order Rhynchocephalia of large spiny lizard-like diapsid reptiles of coastal islands off New Zealand

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Describing features of the new platform, Krzysztof Goworek, chief innovation officer at TUATARA said, 'The platform will source data from various sources, and using TUATARA's path breaking technology, it will analyse the data and predict consumer behaviour on real-time basis thus providing an edge to businesses over their competitors.
She said: "Breeding tuatara is an incredible achievement.
With the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) on the brink of extinction, conservation managers would not permit sacrificing any embryos to study phallic history.
For Tuatara Capital, the Willie's Reserve investment is representative of the type of attractive companies that are forming in this emerging industry.
UK brewhouses including Camden Town, Beavertown, Ilkley Brewery, Kirkstall Brewery, Magic Rock Brewing, Manchester Marble Beers, Thornbridge and Weird Beard Brew Co will be selling their wares, as well as international names including Founders Brewing, Galway Bay Brewery, Tuatara Brewery and Yeastie Boys.
Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara
The male tuatara breached the Zealandia sanctuary's predator-proof fence in Wellington but was found by Lorna Borrett.
You're also seeing food for tuatara (a reptile endemic to New Zealand).
As Andrews explained to National Radio's Kim Hill during his July visit, long-lived animals like tortoises, parrots and presumably tuatara have a genome that leaves their telomere production switched to 'on', resulting in massive lifespans.
These specially designed packs feature native New Zealand characters Kerry the Kiwi, Phizz the Fantail and Ted the Tuatara, who help kids learn a little about New Zealand in a fun way.
These ecosystems supported a diverse range of life forms with high endemism and some unique features, such as the kakapo (a large ground-dwelling parrot) and the tuatara (a reptile with links to ancient beings).
Potential predators of wetapunga on Little Barrier Island include tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), lizards (geckos and skinks), kingfishers (Halcyon sanctus), kaka (Nestor meridionalis), North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx australis), morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and the North Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus; Richards 1973).
What they mean is the tuatara, an ancient reptile around since the Triassic period, early days even by dinosaur standards.