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Object Name Specimen, Mounted
Description Cast resin replica of tuatara mounted on base modelled to resemble dark earth forest floor with tuatara emerging from burrow. Subsequently covered with dead native tree leaves, dried log and a couple of beetle specimens to add to forest floor effect.
Catalogue Number 2001/152.1
Dimensions W-65 L-65 cm
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Vertebrata
Class Reptilia
Order Rhynchocephalia
Family Sphenodontidae
Genus and species Sphenodon punctatus