TIL the Tuatara is neither lizard nor snake, but it’s own distinct order that dates back 250,000,000 years, making them a “living dinosaur.” They have a highly developed Parietal Eye on top of their head, connected to the brain, that allows them to sense differences in lights and shadows.

Read more: https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/reptiles-and-frogs/tuatara/

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