Tag: Tuatara

Tuatara Largely Unchanged In 190 Million Years, New Fossil Shows

Tuatara Largely Unchanged In 190 Million Years, New Fossil Shows

Tuatara are endemic to New Zealand and while they resemble lizards, they are part of the order Rhynchocephalia. [...]
Tuatara’s Two Sets Of Mitochondrial Genome May Help It Withstand Cold Temperatures Better

Tuatara’s Two Sets Of Mitochondrial Genome May Help It Withstand Cold Temperatures Better

Researchers have discovered that the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), lizard-like reptiles endemic to New Zealand and the only living member of the rept [...]
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