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Interesting Facts about Reptiles & Amphibians


Reptiles & amphibians species increased their numbers to 11,136 in December of 2019!  Way too many to cover here but below are some facts on the most common. Common Reptile Species 356 species of turtles 25 species of crocodilians 3,600+ species of snakes 4,675 species of lizards 7,000+ species of amphibians 2 species of rhynchocephalians. Most Reptiles & Amphibians are carnivores and eat whole prey or insects. Some reptiles (adult green iguanas, for example), are herbivores and eat green plants. Reptiles and amphibians are cold-blooded, or “ectothermic,” animals, which means that they depend on external sources, such as the sun,Read More