Category: Reptiles

Reptiles represent the first class of vertebrates fully adapted for life in dry places on land. They have no obvious diagnostic characteristics of their own that immediately separate them from other classes of vertebrates. The characters of reptiles are in fact a combination of characters that are found in fishes and amphibians on one hand and in birds and mammals on the other. The class name refers to the mode of locomotion (Latin, repere=to creep or crawl). The study of reptiles is called Herpetology (Greek, herpeton=reptiles). They dominated the world as dinosaurs once which can now be seen only in Spielberg movies.

The Deadly Black Mamba

The Deadly Black Mamba

The Deadly Black Mamba Black mamba is one of the most venomous snakes in the world and is known for its aggressiveness. It is...

Armadillo girdled lizard

Armadillo girdled lizard

Armadillo girdled lizard The armadillo girdled lizard (Cordylus cataphractus), or simply armadillo lizard is a species of lizard naturally endemic to desserts of southern...

Satanic leaf tailed gecko

Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko

Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko Common name: Satanic leaf tailed gecko/Fantastic leaf tailed gecko Scientific name: Uroplatus phantasticus Distribution: Endemic to rain-forests of Madagascar Island.

Coral snakes

Coral snakes

Coral snakes Coral snakes are small snakes of cobra family (Elapidae) living in sandy areas near sea beaches.

Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Leatherback Sea Turtle Common Name:  Leatherback turtle, Lute turtle Scientific Name: Dermochelys coriacea   Distribution: Leatherback turtle has the largest distribution among all the...

Chameleon

Chameleon

 Chameleon Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) from Africa, Madagascar and India are highly specialized for arboreal life.