Brothers Island tuatara

The Brothers Island tuatara is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

(Redirected from Brothers Island tuatara)Jump to: navigation, searchThis article is about the animal. For the experimental music band, see Tuatara (band). Tuatara Male tuatara Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 2. More

conserved, preservation of the Brothers Island tuatara should have precedence. Tuatara researcher Dr Charles Daugherty has noted that where conservation managers fail to recognise separate taxa, forms may be lost through neglect. More

Brothers Island tuatara were moved to Titi Island in Cook Strait, and their establishment monitored. Two years later, more than half of the animals had been re-sighted and all but one had gained weight. More

Sphenodon guntheri, or Brothers Island tuatara, which is confined to North Brother Island in Cook Strait. The species name punctatus is Latin for "spotted", and guntheri refers to Albert Günther. S. More

Brothers Island tuatara (Sphenodon guntheri) = Species information - * Facts & Status * Description * Range & Habitat More

Brothers Island tuatara is one of the oldest animals in existence and is heavily protected under the Wildlife Act in New Zealand. More

Its common name is Brothers Island tuatara because it is found only on tiny North Brothers island in Marlborough Sounds. This species was named after Dr. Albert Gunther, curator of the British Museum in London, who was the first (in 1867) to declare tuataras were not lizards. More

produced by Brothers Island tuatara (Sphenodon guntheri) transferred to offshore islands. More

rare Brothers Island tuatara came home. MAIKE VAN DER HEIDE went along. Holding a tuatara is a strange experience. The animal is heavy but agile, cold and solid. More

of 53 Brothers Island tuatara which were released on Long Island yesterday. More

The Brothers Island tuatara (Sphenodon guntheri) survived only on the tiny, 4-hectare North Brother Island, in Cook Strait. Two new populations of the Brothers Island tuatara have been created on Tītī Island in the Marlborough Sounds and Matiu (Somes Island) in Wellington Harbour. More

Brothers Island Tuatara Sphenodon guntheri Endangered Tuatara Sphenodon punctatus - Tuatara were once commonly found on both of New Zealand's mainland islands, but are now only on offshore islands. More

Common names

Brother islands tuatara in English - English
Brothers Island tuatara in English - English
Hatteria de günther in French - français
Sphénodon de günther in French - français
Гунтерова туатара in Russian - русский язык
Туатара острова Бразер in Russian - русский язык

Order : Rhynchocephalia
Family : Sphenodontidae
Genus : Sphenodon
Species : Sphenodon guntheri
Authority : Buller, 1877