Chapter:
Reptiles

 

Synapomorphies

  • This is a paraphyletic group!

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What makes a reptile a reptile?

 
Bright Snake

Order: Squamata
(snakes/lizards)

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Image by Randall  Ruiz

Order: Testudines
(turtles/tortoises)

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Image by Gaetano Cessati

Order: Crocodilia
(gharials/alligators/crocodiles)

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tuatara.jpg

Order: Rhynchocephalia
(tuataras)

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Resources

Chapter: Reptiles

Background Information

Total discovered species: About 11050 (excluding birds)
Distribution:  

Commonly Associated Terms

reptilia

Evolutionary History & Adaptation

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Conservation and Threats

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Additional Resources

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Chapter Advisors and Contributors

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John Doe
PhD Herpetology

Lead Researcher at Herptopia

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James Doe
DVM Herpetology

Herp. Specialist at NHU Vet Clinic

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Ann Doe
MSc Applied Zoo Management

Curator at NHUZoo