Kōrero: Tuatara

Male and female tuatara

Male and female tuatara

These tuatara were photographed on Stephens Island, Cook Strait, in 1972. The male (left) has a more prominent crest of spines along its back, neck and tail, and is larger than the female. Adult males typically weigh about 700 grams, and females 450 grams.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10036438
Photograph by J. L. Kendrick

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, 'Tuatara - Life history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14976/male-and-female-tuatara (accessed 7 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007