Story: Tuatara

Evolution of tuatara

Watch footage explaining the evolution of tuatara, which have hardly changed in 220 million years.

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Natural History New Zealand

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How to cite this page:

Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, 'Tuatara - Life history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2016)

Full story by Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, published 24 Sep 2007