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Reptiles are animals in the (Linnaean) class Reptilia characterized by breathing air, a "cold-blooded" (poikilothermic) metabolism, laying tough-shelled amniotic eggs, and skin with scales or scutes. They are tetrapods and lay amniotic eggs, in which the embryo is surrounded by a membrane called the amnion.


Types of Reptiles

Amphibians are basically charaterized into four groups, here is the list of all its varieties:





Ten Facts about Reptiles

  1. Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane.
  2. Reptiles are found on every continent except for Antarctica, although their main distribution comprises the tropics and subtropics.
  3. Reptile, group (traditionally ranked as a class) of vertebrate animals derived from amphibians and ancestral to birds and mammals.
  4. The key to reptile success in invading the land was the amniote egg with a protective shell and embryonic membranes.
  5. Reptiles are not economically important in Canada, except as predators, such as the rodent-consuming snakes.
  6. Reptile embodies the archetype of the unhappy underling.
  7. Reptile is a merge between the Sub-Zero and Scorpion characters.
  8. Some of the most widespread living reptiles are turtles, lizards, snakes, crocodiles, and alligators.
  9. Reptiles in captivity often are maintained at suboptimal temperatures, which results in a compromised immune system.
  10. All reptiles are cold-blooded; that is, their body temperature stays about the same as the temperature of their surroundings.

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