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2008-08-07 00:00:04

World News IN BRIEF *WELLINGTON An indigenous New Zealand reptile regarded as one of the last living descendants of the dinosaurs will become a father at the age of 111.

2008-03-26 23:34:47

Scientists have pinned down the fastest-known evolving animal - a "living dinosaur" called a tuatara. The tuatara, Sphendon punctatus, resembles a lizard and is found only in New Zealand.

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2008-03-20 16:30:00

In a study of New Zealand’s “living dinosaur” the tuatara, evolutionary biologist, and ancient DNA expert recovered DNA sequences from the bones of ancient tuatara, which are up to 8000 years old.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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