Tuatara (with name) & T Rex (with name) Double Sided Puzzle with Dinosaurs Image Tray (2 puzzles in 1)
INFORMATION BELOW IS PRINTED ON THE BACK OF THE PUZZLE TRAY:
The Tuatara is not a true lizard but a “living fossil” - a survivor from an ancient group of species. While it looks very much like a lizard, the Tuatara skeleton has many differences. This ‘living fossil’ is the one remaining member of the “Order Sphenodontia” which was represented by many species during the age of the Dinosaurs, some 200 million years ago. All species apart from the Tuatara declined and eventually became extinct about 60 million years ago.
The Tuatara featured on this resource is Henry who lives at the Southland Museum in Invercargill. Henry is over 100 years old and you will find information about Henry online. The image tray Chart indicates the periods when the Dinosaurs lived, and working from top to bottom, the ones towards the bottom were around the longest ago, and our Tuatara fits in way down the bottom during the “Jurassic” period.
Fossil evidence shows that the Tyrannosaurus was about 40 feet (12 meters) long and about 15 to 20 feet (4.6 to 6 meters) tall. Its strong thighs and long, powerful tail helped it move quickly, and its massive 5-foot-long (1.5-meter-long) skull could bore into prey. Tyrannosaurus Rex lived in forested river valleys in North America during the late Cretaceous period.
Dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago in the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.