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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
History:
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Rare (IUCN 1990)
1988 Rare (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Rare (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
New Zealand
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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