Most reptiles live in a tropical rain forest , in the water or in
Synoptic topics cover different aspects as biotopes, activity
patterns, physiological adaptations, food chains and webs,
communities of amphibians and reptiles, or zoogeographic
In a series of north-south-transects through the countries of
the region hundreds of data on the local distribution of
species are summed up and give an overview of the
Reptiles, are an evolutionary grade of animals, comprising
todays turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, and tuatara, as
well as many extinct groups. A reptile is
any amniotes (a tetrapod whose egg has an additional
membrane, originally to allow them to lay eggs on land) that
is neither a mammal nor a bird. Unlike mammals, birds, and
certain extinct reptiles, living reptiles have scales or
scutes (rather than fur or feathers) and are cold-blooded.
Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the
suborder Serpents that can be distinguished from legless
lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. Like al
squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniotes vertebrates
covered in overlapping scales. Many species of snakes
have skulls with many more joints than their lizard
ancestors, enabling them to swallow prey much larger than
their heads with their highly mobile jaws.
Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with
approximately 6,000 species, ranging across all continents
except Antarctica, as well as most oceanic island chains.
The group, traditionally recognized as the
suborder Lacertilian, is defined as all extant members of the
Lepidosauria (reptiles with overlapping scales) that are
neither sphenodonts (i.e., tuatara) nor snakes they form
an evolutionary grade.
Crocodiles subfamily Crocodilian) or true crocodiles are
large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics
in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodilian, in
which all its members are considered true crocodiles, is
classified as a biological subfamily.
Turtles are reptile of the order Cheloni or Testudines
characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell
developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. Turtle may
refer to the chelonian order as a whole (American English)
or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling chelonians (British
SOME REPTILES ARE CARNIVORES
SOME REPTILES ARE HERVIBORES
SOME REPTILES ARE OMNIVORES
Are reptiles oviparous?
Yes they are
Turtles have cartilaginous shell?
Yes they have
What reptile I put in herbivores?
I put a lizard