Learning about the Turatara (Tuataras are native to New Zealand (the…
Learning about the Turatara
Tuatara is a reptile.
It has survived for almost 200 million years.
The male is bigger than the female.
Tuatara can live up to 100 years.
Tuatara lay up to 8-15 eggs at the ground.
they make milk
they lay eggs
Tuatara are reptiles endemic to New Zealand. Although resembling most lizards, they are part of a distinct lineage, the order Rhynchocephalia. Their name derives from the Māori language, and means "peaks on the back".[3
Tuatara's scientific name is Sphenodon punctatus.
Tuataras are native to New Zealand
the tuatara can regrow it tail
It takes 12 - 15 months for the young to hatch
tuataras are lizards and if
they have 5 toes
Tuataras can live up to 100 years.
Tuataras have a third eye on the top of their head.
Tuataras can regrow their tail if they lost it.
Tuataras are nocturnal; they sleep in the morning and awake at night but they stay under the sun to warm their bodies.
Tuataras are carnivores.They eat little bugs,spiders,birds and eggs.
Tuataras were once found all over New Zealand
they are 300g -1kg
They eat weta, moths and beetles
tuataras are cold bloded
Tuataras dig there own burrows or burrows made by sea gulls.
the tuatara name comes from the maori
They are the only surviving members of the order Sphenodontia, which was well represented by many species during the age of the dinosaurs, some 200 million years ago. All species exept for the tuatara declined and eventually became extinct about 60 million years ago and they have 3 eye.