Tuatara: A Living Fossil

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DIMI PRESS, 2005 - 108 pagini
"The tuatara is an ancient reptile still existing in New Zealand. It is one of the four Orders of the Class Reptilia. The others are: crocodiles and alligators, turtles and tortoises, lizards and snakes. Thus, it is unique in the reptile world. This book is a detailed description of the characteristics and habits of this animal. In addition, it describes the relationship between the tuatara and the Maori (the indigenous people) and the rest of New Zealand. Zoo history and suggestions for zoo handling are also covered along with information about the New Zealand government's excellent steps to protect this unusual animal. It closes with a review of research, present and future. The book contain black & white and color photographs, a glossary, bibliography, and index"--Publisher's description.
 

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Cuprins

A Living Fossil
13
Taxonomy
33
Conservation Status
37
History
41
New Zealand
47
Zoo History
51
Zoo Conditions
55
Early Visits
59
IXMaori
63
Captive Breeding
71
Tuatara Recovery Plan
75
Recent Research
77
Future
81
Index
95
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Author of several travel books and KOMODO: The Living Dragon

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