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The sequenced genome of the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), the only living member of the ancient reptilian order Rhynchocephalia, is reported in Nature this week. Found only in New Zealand, the tuatara represents a link to the now-extinct stem reptiles from which dinosaurs, modern reptiles, birds, and mammals evolved.

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