The Tuatara Lizards and Frogs of New Zealand by Richard Sharell

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The Tuatara Lizards and Frogs of New Zealand by Richard Sharell

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The Tuatara Lizards and Frogs of New Zealand
by Richard Sharell

Hardback, first 1966 94pages, good condition, fading and small tear in jacket

‘An introduction in combined text and superb photographs to a particular group of creatures- in this volume the colourful reptiles and amphibians of New Zealand. The strangest member of this group, an animal found nowhere else on earth, is the Tuatara. The Tuatara looks like a liuzard, but it is not one. It is the only survivor from the age of giant reptiles- the bronchosaurs, the dinosaurs- and it has remained with us for 135 million years practically unchained: a living example of the ancestral repriles from which we have evolved. No wonder that it should feature so prominently in Maori art and folklore. Mr Sharell has for many years studied and photographed the Tuatara and its distant cousins, NZ’s lizards and frogs, and in this book he gives us the fruit of his work’