Resources

Books

Benton, M. Vertebrate Palaeontology. London: Chapman and Hall, 1997.

Gaze, Peter. Tuatara Recovery Plan 2001-2011, Vol. 47. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Conservation Threatened Species Recovery Plan, 2001.

Newman, Don. Tuatara. Dunedin, New Zealand: John McIndoe and Department of Conservation, 1987.

Robb, Joan. New Zealand Amphibians and Reptiles. Auckland, New Zealand: William Collins, 1986.

Periodicals

Cree, Alison, and Charles Daugherty. "Tuatara Sheds Its Fossil Image." New Scientist (October 20, 1990): 22-26.

Cree, Alison, Michael Thompson, and Charles Daugherty. "Tuatara Sex Determination." Nature 375 (June 15, 1995): 543.

Daugherty, Charles, Alison Cree, J. M. Hay, and Michael B. Thompson. "Neglected Taxonomy and Continuing

Extinctions of Tuatara (Sphenodon)." Nature 347 (September 13, 1990): 177-179.

Gillingham, James C., Cristopher Carmichael, and Tracy Miller. "Social Behavior of the Tuatara, Sphenodon punctatus." Herpetological Monographs 9 (1995): 5-16.

Towns, David, Charles H. Daugherty, and Alison Cree.

"Raising the Prospects for a Forgotten Fauna: A Review of 10 Years of Conservation Effort for New Zealand Reptiles." Biological Conservation 99, no. 1 (2001): 3-16.

Tyrrell, Claudine, Alison Cree, and David R. Towns.

"Variation in Reproduction and Condition of Northern Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus punctatus) in the Presence and Absence of Kiore." Science for Conservation 153 (August 2000): 1-42.

Organizations

The Tuatara Recovery Group, c/o Department of Conservation. P.O. Box 10 420, Wellington, New Zealand. Phone: 64 (4) 471-0726. Web site: <http://www.doc.govt.nz>

David Robert Towns, PhD

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