Kōrero: Te ao tūroa

Tuatara

Tuatara

Tapaina ai te tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) mō ngā tara ka tū i tōna tuarā. Paku noa ngā whanaketanga ki te hanga o te tuatara i roto i ngā e 220 miriona tau kua pahure. Nā te piki me te heke o te pā mahana o tōna tinana, ka āhei te tuatara te noho ki tēnei whenua hātai. Noho ai te tuatara ki tōna unu ngārara, ā, hei ngā pō ka puta ki te puare kimi kai haere, pērā i te wētā, noke, mokomoko, peketua, tae rawa ki ngā manu pakupaku noa. He kouwha tēnei tuatara.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10036432
Photograph by Peter Morrison

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Te ao tūroa - Ngā kararehe, ngā manu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2696/tuatara (accessed 29 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond