Reptiles are a type of vertebrate animals with scales or plates on their skin, as well as a distinguishing ability to tolerate dry and hot environments. They are part of the subspecies of animals with limbs, that arose in the Carboniferous period, about 300 million years ago.
A1 Reptiles are the type of reptiles that include lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, and tuataras.
Lizards are a type of reptile that have four legs and some may have a tail. There are over 600 known species of these reptiles, such as the gecko, iguana, and skink.
Snakes have no legs, no external ears and can range in size from 2-3 inches to more than 20 feet in length. Snakes feed on small animals, including mice, rats, birds, frogs and fish.
Turtles are reptiles that live in freshwater habitats, such as rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. There are over 250 species of turtles that range in size from a few inches to over four feet in length.
Tortoises are land-dwelling reptiles that live in temperate, tropical and arid habitats. They are herbivores and their diet includes plants, fruits, and vegetables.
Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live in fresh and saltwater habitats. They are ambush predators, with an impressive bite force of up to 5000 pounds per square inch.
Tuataras are the rarest and oldest group of reptiles, with two species found only in New Zealand and one found only in some of the offshore islands. They are long-lived, with some living up to 100 years.
In conclusion, A1 reptiles are a type of vertebrate animals with an impressive variety of species. Although these reptiles have different types of characteristics, they have common features that make them lovable by many.