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 »

"Warm-blooded" is used to describe animals that generate their own heat. Warm-blooded creatures are often called ectotherms. Mammals and birds are warm-blooded; reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded. More »

Because dinosaurs are classified as reptiles, one might assume that they are cold blooded, but some scientists suggest that dinosaurs may have been somewhere between cold and warm blooded. Though most animals fall into e... More »

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Reptiles Magazine is the world's leading publication about reptiles. A magazine version is available to people who are interested in reptiles, and there is a website version that displays information on different reptile... 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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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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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 »