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From New Zealand, meet the tuatara!

Tuataras look like lizards, but they are the last living members of an ancient group of reptiles called sphenodonts.  Stewart Nimmo, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Today tuataras live only in New Zealand, but their sphenodont relatives used to live all over the…

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What is an endemic species?

Endemic species: Plants or animals that occur (are found) only in a restricted location (an area with limited geographic boundaries). Watch this video to learn more! Examples of endemic species featured in the video: Blue-billed curassow, found only in Colombia Caquetá titi monkey, found only…

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