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What are some examples of reptiles?

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Some examples of reptiles are crocodiles, alligators, snakes, lizards and turtles. Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates that have scales. Since reptiles are cold-blooded, their bodies respond to the temperature of the surrounding environment.

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What are some examples of reptiles?
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When reptiles become too cold, they go out into the sun to warm themselves. Similarly, if reptiles are too hot, they cool down by going into water or getting out of the sun.

There are over 8,200 species of reptiles found on every continent except Antarctica. There are over 3,000 snakes in the world, but only a few hundred of these are venomous.Some venomous snakes are the king cobra and rattlesnake.

Lizards can include geckos, blue spiny lizard, iguana and the blue-tongued skin. Some examples of turtle and tortoise species are the Galapagos tortoise, box turtle and the alligator snapping turtle. Alligators, crocodiles and caimans are other types of reptiles.

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