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reptile : any of a class (Reptilia) of cold-blooded, air-breathing, usually egg-laying vertebrates that include the alligators and crocodiles, lizards, snakes, turtles, and extinct related forms (such as dinosaurs and pterosaurs) and that have a body typically covered with scales or bony plates and a bony skeleton with a single occipital condyle, a distinct quadrate bone usually immovably articulated with the skull, and ribs attached to the sternum — Webster See also OneLook
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Reptiles, as most commonly defined are the animals in the class Reptilia, a grouping comprising all sauropsids except birds. Living reptiles comprise turtles, crocodilians, squamates (lizards and snakes) and rhynchocephalians (tuatara). In the traditional Linnaean classification system, birds are considered a separate class to reptiles. However, crocodilians are more closely related to birds than they are to other living reptiles, and so modern cladistic classification systems include birds within Reptilia, redefining the term as a clade. Other cladistic definitions abandon the term reptile altogether in favor of the clade Sauropsida, which refers to all amniotes more closely related to modern reptiles than to mammals. — Wikipedia
Reptile (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Reptiles (SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment)
Turtles and Crocodilians (One Zoom)
Herpetology is the branch of zoology concerned with the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, amphisbaenids, turtles, terrapins, tortoises, crocodilians, and the tuataras). Birds, which are cladistically included within Reptilia, are traditionally excluded here; the scientific study of birds is the subject of ornithology. Thus, the definition of herpetology can be more precisely stated as the study of ectothermic (cold-blooded) tetrapods. Under this definition “herps” (or sometimes “herptiles” or “herpetofauna”) exclude fish, but it is not uncommon for herpetological and ichthyological scientific societies to collaborate. — Wikipedia
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DDC: 597.9 Reptilia, Reptiles (Library Thing)
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Subject: Reptiles (Open Library)
LCC: QL 641 Reptiles (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Reptiles (UPenn Online Books)
LCC: QL 641 Reptiles (Library of Congress)
Subject: Reptiles (Library of Congress)
Reptiles (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Explorers)
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How to be a Herpetologist (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)
World Congress of Herpetology
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
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American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Zoological Association of America
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Journal of Herpetology (Society for Study of Amphibians and Reptiles)
Herpetologica (The Herpetologists’ League)
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Frogs and Reptiles News -- ScienceDaily Snakes, lizards, alligators, frogs and toads. From habitat information to frogs in stem cell research, you will find all the reptile and amphibian news here.
- Certain frogs more sensitive to climate change,...on February 27, 2023 at 6:26 pm
Amphibians worldwide are affected by climate change and potentially one of the most threatened. Biologists found that some species of amphibians are more likely to be sensitive to climate change because they are not protected by state or federal regulations. The team determined that approximately 11 percent of anuran species are sensitive to climate change, but are not currently listed as at-risk either at the state, federal, or international levels.
- New human antibody neutralizes snake neurotoxins...on February 23, 2023 at 6:28 pm
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- Geckos know their own odoron February 20, 2023 at 5:18 pm
Geckos can use their tongue to differentiate their own odor from that of other members of their species, as researchers have shown in a new experimental study. The findings show that geckos are able to communicate socially, meaning that they are more intelligent than was previously assumed.
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- Unraveling nature's chorus: AI detects bird...on March 21, 2023 at 9:03 pm
Montane forests, known as biodiversity hotspots, are among the ecosystems facing threats from climate change. To comprehend potential impacts of climate change on birds in these forests, researchers set up automatic recorders in Yushan National Park, Taiwan, and developed an AI tool for species identification using bird sounds. Their goal is to analyze status and trends in animal activity through acoustic data.
- By studying lizards, researchers reveal the...on March 20, 2023 at 8:57 pm
"If you pick a spot in, say, a rainforest, and count the number of different species of lizards within 15 meters and you come up with a number," asks Luke Mahler, "what determines that number?"
- Bones like Aero chocolate: The evolution...on March 20, 2023 at 6:00 pm
It's sometimes difficult to imagine how the planet we call home, with its megalopolis cities and serene farmlands, was once dominated by dinosaurs as big as buses and five-story buildings. But recent research has helped deepen our understanding of why dinosaurs prevailed: the answer may lie in their special bones, structured like Aero chocolate.
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