Tuatara

tuatara

What is a tuatara?

Tuatara are modest size reptiles and grow up to 60 cm long. They have a line of spikes that runs down the length of their spine. Their spikes gave them the name ‘Tuatara’ which means ‘spiny back’ in Te Reo Māori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand. Being reptiles, tuatara are cold-blooded but they are also nocturnal animals.

Is the Brothers Island tuatara a second species?

A second species, the Brothers Island tuatara ( S. guntheri, Buller, 1877), was recognised in 1989, but since 2009 it has been reclassified as a subspecies ( S. p. guntheri ). Tuatara, like many of New Zealands native animals, are threatened by habitat loss and introduced predators, such as the Polynesian rat (Rattus exulans).

What is a tuatara Hypercar?

The Tuatara hypercar, designed and manufactured by SSC North America in Tri-Cities, Washington, is named after the reptile, noting its fast evolving DNA and peaks on the back as inspiration in the creation of the car.

Is the tuatara protected by law?

The tuatara ( Sphenodon punctatus) has been protected by law since 1895. A second species, the Brothers Island tuatara ( S. guntheri, Buller, 1877), was recognised in 1989, but since 2009 it has been reclassified as a subspecies ( S. p. guntheri ).

What type of animal is tuatara?

Tuatara (genus Sphenodon) is a reptile endemic to New Zealand. Tuatara are the sole survivors of an ancient group (order Rhynchocephalia [sometimes called Sphenodontida]) of reptiles that first appeared in the fossil record of the Middle Triassic Period.

Are tuataras living or nonliving?

Tuataras, the Living Fossil Reptiles. Tuatara are nocturnal burrowing reptiles of coastal forests, where they forage over a restricted home range and feed on bird eggs, chicks, invertebrates, amphibians, and small reptiles. Since these reptiles are cold-blooded and live in a cool climate, tuataras have extremely low metabolic rates,...

What is tuatara Maori for?

Tuatara is the Maori word for “peaks on the back.” Tuatara (genus Sphenodon) is a reptile endemic to New Zealand. Tuatara are the sole survivors of an ancient group (order Rhynchocephalia [sometimes called Sphenodontida]) of reptiles that first appeared in the fossil record of the Middle Triassic Period.

What do tuataras eat?

Tuatara are nocturnal burrowing reptiles of coastal forests, where they forage over a restricted home range and feed on bird eggs, chicks, invertebrates, amphibians, and small reptiles. Since these reptiles are cold-blooded and live in a cool climate, tuataras have extremely low metabolic rates,...

What is the tuatara?

The Tuatara is a hypercar unlike any other. It is the culmination of over a decade of research and development to produce a road legal, high performance vehicle capable of delivering an otherworldly driving experience.

Where are tuatara hypercars made?

SSC North America will produce one hundred (100) Tuatara hypercars, all manufactured at the company headquarters in Richland, Washington, USA. Manhattan Motorcars of New York is the exclusive Northeast United States Authorized Tuatara Dealership.

Is the SSC Tuatara a hypercar?

Now, at the Philadelphia Auto Show, SSC has unveiled the first of 100 Tuatara production hypercars. While it did take time for the Tuatara to become a reality, weve known about much of its performance specs for a while. Powering the Tuatara is a twin-turbocharged 5.9-liter flat-plane-crank V8.

What kind of car is the Shelby tuatara?

The SSC Tuatara is an American sports car to be produced by SSC North America (formerly Shelby SuperCars Inc.). The vehicle is the successor to the SSC Aero and is the result of a design collaboration between Jason Castriota and SSC.

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