Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tuatara

Okay, yes, this is a link to wikipedia, but omigosh! This is a three-eyed lizard whose single lungs have no bronchi, with a turtle heart and little beaks in their skulls. It's at least as interesting as a platypus.  

1 comment:

  1. Not a true lizard, but a rhynchocephalian. They're a sister group to the squamata, the lizards and snakes. They used to be widespread and abundant, but these days, there are only two species of these little guys left in existence, both in New Zealand. They're pretty cool, though. They're really rare, even in zoos.

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