Tuatara, the living fossil, is a native and endemic reptile in new zealand. Animal in natural enviro...

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This tiny reptile roamed with the dinosaurs — and could solve an evolutionary mystery

A 150-million-year-old reptile looked a lot like its living relative.



Meet the tuatara.

These reptiles, native to New Zealand, weigh only three pounds as adults and can live to over a hundred years old.

Tuataras are also known as living fossils, due to the fact that they have many of the same characteristics as their ancient reptilian ancestors.

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