Reptiles; Red Eared Turtle, Images by Wernher Krutein and PHOTOVAULT®

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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.
Also included in the Vault are images of: 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 -Er®ochelyslmbricata, 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)


See also: Alligators, Snakes, Lizards, Salamanders Sirens Newts-[Urodela], Frogs Toads, Dinosaurs, FISH, HERPETOLOGY, Reptiles defined


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