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What is the tuatara's scientific name?

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05/06/2008

Either of two nocturnal lizard-like reptiles (Sphenodon punctatus or S. guntheri) that are found only on certain islands off New Zealand and are the only extant members of the Rhynchocephalia, an order that flourished during the Mesozoic Era. Also called sphenodon.