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Reptiles and mammals are animals that breathe air through the use of lungs. They are also vertebrates, which means they have backbones, and they are both descended from labyrinthodonts, large, extinct, freshwater amphibi... More »

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Alligators are predators, eating fish, birds, mammals, mollusks and other reptiles. They consume prey of increasingly larger size as they grow from juveniles to adults. Although their diet is primarily flesh-based, allig... More »

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The main difference between reptiles and critters is the type of animal being referred to. Reptiles are cold-blooded animals such as snakes, turtles or lizards. The word "critters," on the other hand, is a slang term oft... More »

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A list of 10 different reptiles might include: Loggerhead turtles, alligators, Komodo dragons, box turtles, black mambas, caimans, cobras, geckos, Monitor lizards and crocodiles. The study of reptiles is part of a branch... More »

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The Congo rainforest is home to about 280 species of reptiles, including snakes, crocodiles and tortoises. Spanning across six African countries, the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical rainforest in the world and... More »

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Modern biologists arrange the more than 8,000 living species of reptiles into four main groups: Squamata, Crocodilia, Testunides and Sphenodons. These groups are only distantly related, with some reptiles being more clos... More »

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Cold blooded does not mean reptiles have cold blood. They are, however, referred to as “cold-blooded” animals because of how they regulate their body temperatures through a process called thermoregulation. More »

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