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Oxford dictionary definition of the word tuatara:
a nocturnal burrowing lizard-like reptile with a crest of soft spines along its back, now confined to some small islands off New Zealand.
Order Rhynchocephalia and genus Sphenodon: two species, in particular S. punctatum. All other members of the order became extinct during the Mesozoic era
late 19th century: from Maori, from tua ‘on the back’ + tara ‘spine’