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Reptiles

The Red-footed tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria, known in Brazil as Jabuti, is a tortoise from South America. They live in tropical forests and grasslands in northern South America and some islands of the Caribbean. It draws its name from the red an...

The Madagascar Big-headed Turtle inhabits permanent slow moving rivers and lakes in Western Madagascar. It is listed as the thirteenth most endangered turtle in the world. These turtles are disappearing due to loss of habitat from land development ...

The Common Snake-neck Turtle, Chelodina longicollis, also known as the Eastern long-neck turtle, is found in the inland slow-moving freshwater habitats of eastern Australia. They prefer waters with a soft, sandy bottom and will bask on logs or rocks du...

The Spiny Soft-shell Turtle, Apalone spinifera, is one of the largest freshwater turtle species in North America. It is found throughout much of the United States, as well as north into the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, and south into the M...

The Aldabra Giant Tortoise, Geochelone gigantea, is one of the largest tortoises in the world. It is found on the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles. The atoll has been protected from human influence and is home to some 152,000 giant tortoi...

The Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina, is a subspecies within a group of hinge-shelled turtles, normally called box turtles. This species is native to an eastern part of the United States. Occasionally, it is referred to as the Common Box...

The Red-eared Slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, called the Red-eared Terrapin in the UK, is native to the southern United States, and has become common in the United Kingdom. It is a member of the turtle family. They are almost totally aquatic, but le...

The Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas, is a large sea turtle. Its distribution extends throughout tropical, subtropical and some warmer temperate waters. In the Atlantic, they are found off the coast of Florida and around the U.S. Virgin Islands and Cos...

The Australasian Pig-nose Turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, is a species of soft-shelled turtle native to freshwater streams, lagoons and rivers of the Northern Territory of Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is unlike any other species ...

The Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta, is a reptile common to North America. It is a water turtle related to other water turtles such as sliders and cooters. It lives in ponds, lakes, marshes, and in slow-moving rivers that have soft, muddy bottoms. ...

The Leatherback Sea Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest of all living turtles. It reaches a length of over 8.8 feet and a weight of 2,000 pounds. It is the world's 4th largest reptile. It is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. It is ...

Agamas (or Agamids) are the Agamidae family of lizards. This family contains more than 300 species located throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and a few in Southern Europe. They are very similar to the American sister group of iguanas. Agamas are activ...

Barbour's day gecko (Phelsuma barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942) is a species of geckos that is diurnal and lives in central Madagascar. It typically dwells on rocks and feeds on insects and nectar. Description This lizard is a middle sized day gecko, reac...

The Central or Inland Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is a type of agamid lizard found in the desert regions of Australia. Of the several species of the Pogona genus, P. vitticeps is the most commonly seen in pet stores. Bearded dragons are omnivo...

A Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) is a species of rat snake that snake prefers heavily wooded areas. They are known for having excellent climbing ability, including the ability to climb the trunk of large mature trees without the aid of bran...

The Broad-headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps) is, together with the Great Plains Skink, the largest of the Eumeces-skinks, growing to a total length of 6 to 13 inches 1 (5 to nearly 33 cm). The Broad-headed Skink gets its name from the wide jaws which g...

The Brown Anole ( Norops sagrei) is a lizard of the anole family that is native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced and is now common in southern Florida, other Caribbean islands, and elsewhere in the region. Its introduction in the ...

The Carolina Anole (Anolis carolinensis), also known as the Green Anole, is an aboreal lizard found primarily in the southeastern parts of the United States and some Caribbean islands. It was described by Voigt in 1832 and Carolus Linnaeus in 1758 (as ...

Chameleons are small to mid-size reptiles that belong to one of the best known lizard families (Chamaeleonidae). They are famous for their ability to change their color also because of their elongated tongue and their eyes which can be moved independen...

Chuckwallas (less commonly known as Chuckawallas) are large, bulky lizards found mainly in arid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, although some are found on coastal islands. There are five species of Chuckwalla, all within ...