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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.
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.
In a study of New Zealandâ€™s â€œliving dinosaurâ€ the tuatara, evolutionary biologist, and ancient DNA expert recovered DNA sequences from the bones of ancient tuatara, which are up to 8000 years old.