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Sphenodon punctatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Rhynchocephalia Sphenodontidae

Scientific Name: Sphenodon punctatus
Species Authority: (Gray, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Beak-head, Cook Strait Tuatara, Sphenodon, Tuatara
French Hatteria Ponctué, Sphénodon Ponctué
Spanish Tuátara
Synonym(s):
Hatteria punctata Gray, 1842

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Australasian Reptile & Amphibian Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
  • 1994 – Rare (R)
  • 1990 – Rare (R)
  • 1988 – Rare (R)
  • 1986 – Rare (R)
  • 1982 – Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Native:
New Zealand
Additional data:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Australasian Reptile & Amphibian Specialist Group. 1996. Sphenodon punctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T20613A9214781. . Downloaded on 01 July 2016.
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