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Sphenodon guntheri  Buller, 1877
Taxonomic Serial No.: 586171

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Sphenodon punctatus (Gray, 1842)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Sphenodon guntheri    
       
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Daugherty, C. H., A. Cree, J. M. Hay, and M. B. Thompson  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title: Neglected taxonomy and continuing extinctions of tuatara (Sphenodon)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Nature, vol. 347, no. 6289   
  Page(s): 177-179   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0028-0836   
  Notes: doi:10.1038/347177a0   
  Reference for: Sphenodon guntheri   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hay, Jennifer M., Stephen D. Sarre, David M. Lambert, Fred W. Allendorf, and Charles H. Daugherty  
  Publication Date: 2010   
  Article/Chapter Title: Genetic diversity and taxonomy: a reassessment of species designation in tuatara (Sphenodon: Reptilia)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Conservation Genetics, vol. 11, no. 3   
  Page(s): 1063-1081   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1566-0621   
  Notes: DOI: 10.1007/s10592-009-9952-7   
  Reference for: Sphenodon guntheri   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Australia  
       
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