Sphenodontidae

Sphenodontidae

[‚sfē·nə′dänt·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of lepidosaurian reptiles in the order Rhynchocephalia represented by a single living species, Sphenodon punctatus, a lizardlike form distinguished by lack of a penis.
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guntheri), form a family (Sphenodontidae) and order (Rhyncocephalia) that are endemic to New Zealand, while the other species are members of just two families, the skinks and the geckoes.