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1995 New Zealand 5 Cent coin pendant Tuatara Lizard reptile iguana dragon UK British endemic animal Hawaiki Maori Polynesia n000243

  • $14.95

New Zealand 5 Cents {1967-2006} 17S 

front: Tuatara Lizard

Tuatara are reptiles endemic to New Zealand. Although resembling most lizards, they are part of a distinct lineage, the order Rhynchocephalia. Their name derives from the Māori language, and means "peaks on the back". The single species of tuatara is the only surviving member of its order, which flourished around 200 million years ago. Their most recent common ancestor with any other extant group is with the squamates (lizards and snakes). For this reason, tuatara are of interest in the study of the evolution of lizards and snakes, and for the reconstruction of the appearance and habits of the earliest diapsids, a group of amniote tetrapods that also includes dinosaurs, birds, and crocodilians.

back: portrait of ELIZABETH II

• quantity 1
• polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 19.43 mm
• weight: 2.83 g

• 22" black cotton necklace with lobster clasp, 2 mm thick {see last photo}
• 24" stainless steel ball chain, 2.4 mm thick
• 1-1/8" stainless steel keychain with 30 mm ring {see last photo}
• no chain or cord

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