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English → English (WordNet) Definition: Sphenodon punctatum Sphenodon punctatum n : only extant member of the order Rhynchocephalia of large spiny lizard-like diapsid reptiles of coastal islands off New Zealand [syn: tuatara]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Sphenodon punctatum Tuatara \Tu`a*ta"ra\, n. [Maori tuat[`a]ra; tua on the farther side (the back) + tara spine.] (Zo["o]l.) A large iguanalike reptile (Sphenodon punctatum) formerly common in New Zealand, but by 1900 confined to certain islets near the coast. It reaches a length of two and a half feet, is dark olive-green with small white or yellowish specks on the sides, and has yellow spines along the back, except on the neck. It is the only surviving member of the order Rhyncocephala. Also called tuatera and hatteria. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


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