Rhynchocephalia — Squamata

  • Peter Ax


The Rhynchocephalia are represented by two species in the recent fauna. The nocturnal tuatara Sphenodon punctatus and Sphenodon guntheri live on small islands off the coast of New Zealand (DAUGHERTY et al. 1990; POUGH et al. 1998).


Copulatory Organ Male Copulatory Organ Ground Pattern Grass Snake Nasal Opening 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Ax
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  1. 1.Institute for Zoology and AnthropologyUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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