HyperDic: tuatara

English > 1 sense of the word tuatara:
NOUNanimaltuatara, Sphenodon punctatumonly extant member of the order Rhynchocephalia of large spiny lizard-like diapsid reptiles of coastal islands off New Zealand
English > tuatara: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningOnly extant member of the order Rhynchocephalia of large spiny lizard-like diapsid reptiles of coastal islands off New Zealand.
SynonymSphenodon punctatum
Member ofSphenodon, genus Sphenodoncoextensive with the order Rhynchocephalia
Broaderdiapsid, diapsid reptilereptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
Spanishsphenodon, tuatara, tuátara
Catalantuatara

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