TITLE

Second chance for the tuatara

AUTHOR(S)
Holmes, Bob
PUB. DATE
November 1995
SOURCE
New Scientist;11/25/95, Vol. 148 Issue 2005, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Looks at the efforts by conservationists to save the tuataras from extinction in New Zealand. Description of reptile; History of tuataras.
ACCESSION #
9512272249

 

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