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Type Animal
CR ¼
Environment Temperate islands
Images of tuataras

Source: Bestiary 4, pg(s). 97

Tuataras are small, rare primordial cousins of lizards that evolved in the absence of mammals.[1]

Habitat and ecology

Most tuataras live on isolated islands and are nearly extinct on Golarion's surface.[1][2] Variants are more common in the Darklands, however.[2][3] Some serve as familiars for spellcasters,[2][4] and as exotic creatures were sometimes favored familiars for Arclords of Nex.[5]

Known tuataras


Rock tuataras,[2] sometimes called deep crag tuataras,[3] are the most common underground species of tuatara and plentiful in Nar-Voth, where their camouflage has adapted to cave walls and rocks.[2]

Spined flute tuataras hide among fungal growths, mossy tuataras are named for their tendency to sleep underwater for so long that moss grows on them, and viper tuataras have a venomous bite.[2]