Rhynchocephalia (Tuataras and their relatives)

There are numerous fossil Rhynchocephalan families, however none are listed here since they did not persist until the Late Pleistocene.

 

Suborder: Sphenodontida

Family: Sphenodontidae (Tuataras)

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Sphenodon diversum Colenso, 1886 North Island tuatara Subfossil North Island, New Zealand Invalid (synonym) Access