So what is a reptile ? well reptiles are covered in scales and they are cold blooded. Snakes alligators and lizards are some of the most common reptiles you may know.. Most reptiles lay eggs with a leathery shell.But some have live young. Possibly the most famous reptiles are the dinosaurs which died out 65 million years ago.Some modern day scientists believe that birds may also have a prehistoric dinosaur connection A dinosaur fossil discovered in northwestern China has provided fresh evidence that although its tribe resembled birds millions of years ago, it must have evolved separately - helping confirm that modern birds are indeed living dinosaurs.
It lived a full 160 million years ago in the Jurassic period, long before the feathered Archaeopteryx, the first true flying bird, appeared in the fossil record,
Fascinating Snake Facts.
The Taipan is the worlds most poisonous snake.
There are over 3000 species of snakes
The Paradise tree snake can fly through the air by flattening its body
The Anaconda can grow up to 38ft in length
Bearded dragons are native to Australia. They live in rocky and arid regions of the country and are adept climbers. Dragons have large triangular heads and flat bodies with pointed ridges along the sides. They are omnivorous, eating both insects and plants. They don’t get too large, eat a wide variety of foods, are active during the day Bearded dragons can get to be 18 to 24 inches head-to-tail when they are full grown.the bearded dragon is tan to yellow in colour..The dragons ability to flare out the skin in its throat when it is threatened.The dragons body has a flattened appearance which stands out more if it is alarmed.there are spines on the throat sides of the head and sides of the body The head is wedge shaped and the tail is almost as long as its body.It is difficult to distinguish males from females among hatch-lings and juveniles. When they become adults, sexual differences become more apparent. The males generally have larger heads and larger, darker beards. The femoral pores of males also help to distinguish them from females