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  • turtles
  • Some species, such as the three-striped box turtle, or golden coin turtle ( Cuora trifasciata ), are so popular for traditional Chinese celebrations that aquaculturists raise them and can sell individual turtles for more than $1,000 (U.S.), an amazing price for a reptile less than 20 cm (about 8 inches) long. (britannica.com)
  • Turtles, dating back 200 million years, are among the oldest reptiles alive today. (prezi.com)
  • amniote
  • The oldest known animal that may have been an amniote, a reptile rather than an amphibian, is Casineria (though it has also been argued to be a temnospondyl amphibian). (wikipedia.org)
  • alligators
  • Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, looks at his black cobra in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. (reuters.com)
  • ancestral
  • the discoveries of synapsid-like openings in the skull roof of the skulls of several members of Parareptilia, including lanthanosuchoids, millerettids, bolosaurids, some nycteroleterids, some procolophonoids and at least some mesosaurs made it more ambiguous and it's currently uncertain whether the ancestral reptile had an anapsid-like or synapsid-like skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • Adder
  • Linnaeus, working from species-poor Sweden, where the common adder and grass snake are often found hunting in water, included all reptiles and amphibians in class "III - Amphibia" in his Systema Naturæ. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sauria: Viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) Slowworm (Anguis fragilis) Serpentes: Smooth snake (Coronella austriaca) Grass snake (Natrix natrix) Adder (Vipera berus) THE REPTILES OF FINLAND Abstract of the article: Marika Rökman: Suomen luonnonvaraiset matelijat, Herpetomania vol.5.no.3-4/1996 pp.5-13 Cox, N.A. and Temple, H.J. 2009. (wikipedia.org)
  • animal's
  • This is the first time that we're reporting pigments, the animal's own biomolecules from reptile skin," says Johan Lindgren , a geologist at Lund University and the lead author on the new study . (popularmechanics.com)
  • jaws
  • The jaws of reptiles are very heavy, with the presence of teeth . (buzzle.com)
  • Some reptiles have additional specialized bones in their jaws that allow for a greater range of motion. (prezi.com)
  • bodies
  • Reptiles, whose bodies do not regulate temperature, depend on a strategy of moving from shade to sun and back again to self regulate their body's temperature. (nps.gov)
  • body
  • The single occipital condyle , which is at the base of the skull, joins the neck to the body and is present in reptiles as well. (buzzle.com)
  • Turtle , (order Testudines), any reptile with a body encased in a bony shell , including tortoises . (britannica.com)
  • Because the shell is an integral part of the body, the turtle cannot exit it, nor is the shell shed like the skin of some other reptiles. (britannica.com)