The Age of the Reptiles flourished from 250 to 70 million years ago.
An ancestor of the beak-head reptiles, prominent during that ancient period, is today known as the tuatara.
The tuatara looks like a lizard, with a large head, crested spine and olive green scales covering the powerful body.
Reaching lengths over 2 ft the tuatara seems tiny in comparison with the 6 ft long beak-heads which became extinct after the Jurassic period. MORE!
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