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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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There are five major types of living reptiles, including lizards, crocodilians, turtles, birds and tuataras. While many popular references list snakes as a distinct form, they are firmly nested within the lizard clade. A... More »

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According to State Symbols USA, the state reptile of Mississippi is the American alligator. The American alligator, or Alligator mississippiensis, has been the state reptile since 2005. 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 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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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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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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