Brothers Island tuatara

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Brothers Island tuatara
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Sphenodontia
Family:Sphenodontidae
Genus:Sphenodon
Species:S. guntheri
Binomial name
Sphenodon guntheri
(Buller, 1877)

The Brothers Island tuatara (Sphenodon guntheri) is a species of the tuatara occurring naturally only on The Brothers Islands in Cook Strait, New Zealand.

It differs from the common tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) in having olive skin and yellowish patches (compare the common tuatara's brown and whitish colouration).Template:Reptile-stub

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