Tuatara

I found that somebody found the site by looking up “weird lizards,” which I thought was a cute search term. Unfortunately, I don’t have a great excuse to use such a title here because, first, it doesn’t look terribly weird, and second, the tuatara isn’t a lizard. The tuatara lone survivor of the sphenodontia order, and have a skeletal different to that of lizards, and also lack external ears and external genitalia (males of the order squamata, which is composed of lizards and snakes, have hemipenes).

I’m reminded a bit of this older picture.

Via f0rbe5′s (f0rbe’5?) Flickr Photostream.

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4 comments ↓

#1 Bpaul on 04.05.08 at 8:51 am

Also the name of a great band :-)

#2 Molly on 09.04.08 at 12:18 am

Tuataras also have a third “eye” on the top of their heads that sense light.

#3 Animalmad123emma on 04.29.09 at 12:29 pm

What a wonderfull picture i love it and i used it in my homework

#4 Tummy Tuck Surgery on 10.25.11 at 11:04 am

Tummy Tuck Before and After…

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