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What is Herpetology, What is an Amphibian, What is a Reptile
Salamanders and Newts . . . Toads and Frogs . . . Tadpoles. . . Alligators and Crocodiles . . . Lizards . . . Snakes . . . Turtles . . . Dinosaurs . . . Extinct Amphibians
Snails . . . Banana Slugs . . . Earthworms . . . Worms
Snakes: African Rock Python (Python sebia), Albino Snakes, Anaconda (Eunectes murinus), Anaconda, Aruba Island Rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor), Ball Python (Python regius), Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus), Black Tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus molossus, Boa Constricter (Boa Constricter) -Boidae, Boelens Python (Morelia boelini), Burmese Python (Python molurus birittatus), Burmese Vine Snake, California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getulus californiae), Cape Cobra (Naja nivea) Elapidae, Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix), Diamond Python (Morelia spilota spilota), Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus), Eastern Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus), Emerald Tree Boa (kCorallus caninus), Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schegelii), Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica) Viperidae, Garter Snake -Colubridae Family, Gold Morph/Eyelash Viper (Botnops shelegelii), Gopher Snake, Green Anaconda (Dendroaspis viridis), Green Mamba (Eunectes murinus), Ground Boa (Candoia carinata), Horned Rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes), Mangrove Snake (Boiga dendrophila), Mottled Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi), Neotropical Rattlesnake (Croralus durissus), Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis oreganus), Pacific Gopher Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus), Picado's Pitviper (Porthidium picadoi), Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta), Red Pacific Boa (Cancoia carinata), Red Spitting Cobra (Naia mossambica), Rhinoceros Viper (Bitis nasicornis), Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata) Boidae, San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sertalis tetraenia), Scarlet Kingsnake, Speckled Rattlesnake (Cetalus mitchelli), Velvet Snake (Tercipelo), Vine Snake (Oxybelis aenus), Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), Western Racer, Whipsnake (Spilotes pullatus)

Salamanders and Newts: Caecilian, California Newt (Taricha torosa), Chinese Giant Salamander (Andeias davidianus), Crocodile Newt (Tylototriton verrucosus), Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), European Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus), European Newt (leurodeles wati), Gold Dust Newt (Cynops ensicauda), Greater Siren (Siren lacertina), Lesser Siren (Siren intermedia), Mexican Axoloti (Ambystoma mexicanum), Spanish Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles waiti), Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)

Toads and Frogs: Tadpoles, African Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) Ranidae, African Clawed Frog (Xenopis laevis), Albino Frogs, Asian Tree Frog (Pedostibes hosei) Bufonidae, Black Legged Poison Frog (Phyllobates bicolor), Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus), Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Ranidae, Bumblebee - Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates leucomelas), Chaco Horned Frog (Ceratophyrs crawelli), Cuban Tree Frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis), Dwarf Water Frog (Hymenochirus curtipes) Pipidae, Dyeing Poison Arrow Frog, Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina orientalis), Frog Eggs, Glass Frog, Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca) Ranidae, Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor), Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea), Gulfodulcean Dart Frog, Horned Frog (Ceratophrys ornata) Leptodactylidae, Leaf Frog (Megophrys nausuta), Malayan Horned Frog (Megophrys nasuta) Pelobatidae, Marine Toad (Bufo Marinus), Marsupial Frog (Gastrotheca riobambae), Mimic Poison Frog (Dendrobaters imitator), Northern Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens), Pacific Tree Frog (Hyla regilla), Pig Frog (Rena grylio), Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus) Dendrobatidae, Red Legged Frog (Rana aurora), Red Legged Walking Frog, Smokey Jungle Frog (Leptodactylus pentadactylus), Southern Toad (Bufo terrestris), Spotted Toad (Bufo guttatus), Surinam Toad (Pipa pipa) Pipidae, Tadpoles, Waxy Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii), Western Green Toad (Bufo debilis), Western Toad (Bufo boreas) Bufonidae, Whites Tree Frog (Litoria caerulea), Yellow-bellied Toad (Bombina vanegata) Discoglossidae, Yellow-legged Frog (Rena boylii)

Alligators and Crocodiles: American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis) Alligatoridae, American Crocodile (Crocodilus acutus), Caiman (Caiman Crocodilus) Paleosuchus, Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis), False Gharial Tomistoma schlegelii, Gavial (Gavialis gangeticus) Gavialidae, Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodilus porosus) Crocodylidae, White American Alligator (Alligator Mississippiensis) Alligatoridae

Lizards: African Plated Lizard, Banded Iguana, Basilisk Lizard, Bearded Dragon, Bleached Earless Lizard, Blue Tailed Monitor, Blue Tongue Skink, Cayman Island Rock Iguana, Chameleons, Chuckwalla Lizard, Cuban Anole, Desert Iguana, Egyptian Spiny Tailed Lizard, Emerald Tree Monitor, Flying Gecko, Frilled Lizard, Gila Monster, Iguanas, Jesus Christ Lizard, Komodo Dragon, Legless Lizards, Leopard Gecko, Linnesan Iguana, Madagascar Day Gecko, Madagascar Leaf Tailed Gecko, Monitor Lizards, Panther Chameleon, Prehensile Tailed Skink, Rhino Iguana, San Diego Alligator Lizard, Whiptail Lizards, White Throated Monitor

Turtles: Aldabra Tortise (Geochelone gigantia), Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temmincki) Chelydridae, Central American Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemys pulcherrima manni), Common Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) Emydidae, Eastern Softshell Spiny Turtle (Trionix spiniferous spiniferous) Trionichidae, Fly River Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta), Freshwater Aquatic Turtle (Emydidae), Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawksbill Turtle -Ertmochelyslmbricata, Indian Star Tortoise, Leopard Tortoise, Mata Mata (Chelus filmbnatus) Chelidae, New Guinea Side Neck Turtle (Chelodina siebenrocki) Chelidae, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Parrot Beaked Tortoise, Razor Backed Musk Turtle (Sternotherus corinatus), Red Eared Turtle, Spiny Softshell Turtle, Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) Emydidae, Tennessee Boxer Turtle, Western Painted Turtle, White-lipped Mud Turtle (Kinosteran leucostomum)

What is Herpetology?

Herpetology is defined as the scientific study of amphibians and reptiles. It is composed of numerous cross disciplines including behaviour, ecology, physiology, anatomy, paleontology, taxonomy, etc. of the animals in this grouping.

Herpetology as a branch of science seems to have it's roots based on the ancient tendency to group together all creeping animals. Note that the etymology of the word Herpetology means "creeping" in Greek [herpetos].

The study of these animals in a laboratory setting is made easier by the fact that many Herpetiles are very easy to maintain and breed in captivity. They are widely used in physilogical teachings. Herpetological research also includes the extraction and study of venom and it's effects. All Herpetiles are Vertebrates.
What is an Amphibian?

Amphibians are a class of animals that have skin poison glands and mucous glands. The skin also has no feathers, scales, or hair. The living amphibians include Toads and Frogs, Salamanders, Newts, and Caecilians. Most amphibians start their life as aquatic larvae, and in subsequent stages metamorphise into their final adult stage.
What is a Reptile?

Reptiles are an animal class of air breathing vertebrates that have scaley bodies and internal fertilization. They fall within an intermediate position of evolutionary development between the Amphibians and the Mammals and Birds. The living lineage of this animal class (Reptilia) includes the Turtles, Crocodiles, Snakes, Lizards, and Tuatra. The extinct reptiles include the Dinosaurs, Ichthyosaurs, and Pterosaurs.

Reptiles are Cold Blooded and have skin that is usually dry with few if any glands. They have four limbs protruding from the side, except for the Snakes. Though they are most abundant in the tropics, they can be found in all the warm and temperate regions. They span a variety of lengths from 34 millimeters (Gecko) to 9 meters (Anaconda Snake). The largest Turtle (Leatherback) weighs around 680 kilograms.

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