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NEW ZEALAND

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 173 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NEW ZEALAND.—The only recent reptiles are Sphenodon (q.v.), which testifies to the great age of these islands; about half a dozen Scincidae of the genus Lygosoma, members of a cosmopolitan family; and some few geckos, e.g. Naultinus, of a family of great a'e, world-wide distribution and with exceptional facilities of distribution.
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