Reptiles

Facts and figures:

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Sauropsida

Subphylum: Vertebrata

Phylum: Chordata

What are reptiles?

Reptiles are cold-blooded animals with scaly bodies. They spend a lot of time in water and lay eggs on land. Frogs, Salamanders, Turtles, are most popular types of reptiles.

What are the various types of reptiles?

Reptiles are mainly found in four living orders:

  1. Crocodilia
  2. Chelonia
  3. Squamata
  4. Rhyncocephalia

Name some common reptiles found on earth?

Crocodiles, alligators, chameleons, Iguana, Salamanders, Snake, Lizard, Python, Shelled reptiles, Komodo Dragons, and lot more.

What is the meaning of cold-blooded?

Animals which are cold-blooded lay eggs outside the sun. They don’t automatically maintain constant blood temperatures.

What is the difference between reptiles and amphibians?

– The skin of amphibians is different from reptiles. Reptiles have scaly skin.

– Amphibians go through larval stage, unlike reptiles.

Some fun facts on Reptiles!

– There are some snakes which have over 300 rib pairs

– Lizards smell with their tongue

– Turtles have no ears, yet they have excellent sight and smell features

– Frog can not breathe through its lungs

Biggest reptile is “salt water crocodile” and smallest reptile is “mini chameleon” from Madagascar.