Interesting facts about reptiles

Reptiles are air-breathing, cold-blooded vertebrates that have scaly bodies. There are more than 10,700 extant species of reptiles, making reptiles one of the most diverse types of vertebrates in the world. The major groups of living reptiles are turtles, snakes, crocodilians, tuatara, lizards, and amphisbaenians. Reptiles can be found on every continent except Antarctica. They … Read more

Interesting facts about snakes

Snakes belong to the animal class reptiles. Their long, slender bodies and lack of legs, eyelids, or ear flaps distinguish snakes from all other reptiles. There are more than 3,000 species of snakes in the world . Snakes are found throughout the world except Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland and New Zealand. Most snakes are found … Read more

Interesting facts about lizards

Lizards are part of a group of animals known as reptiles. They have walked the Earth for some 200 million years. There are approximately over 5,000 lizard species, including iguanas, chameleons, geckos, Gila monsters, monitors, and skinks. Lizards live across all continents except Antarctica. They live in all habitats except extreme cold and deep oceans. … Read more

Interesting facts about sea turtles

Sea turtles, sometimes called marine turtles, are reptiles of the order Testudines. There are seven extant species of sea turtles: the green, loggerhead, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley, hawksbill, flatback, and leatherback. The leatherback is the largest of all living sea turtles. Mature leatherbacks reach about 1.2 to 1.9 meters (3.9-6.2 feet) and 200 to 506 … Read more