How Do Reptiles Breathe?


All reptiles breathe through their lungs. Despite lacking a diaphragm muscle, reptiles have a diaphragm-type respiratory system and the act of breathing is accomplished by the reptile moving its throat or rib cage.
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Class Reptilia
Reptilia, presented as a Class in our classification, includes turtles (Testudines), snakes and lizards (Lepidosauria), crocodiles and their relatives (Crocodilia), and birds (Aves), as well as a number of extinct groups. More >>
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Reptiles have lungs that they use to breath. Some snakes have lost their left lung due to evolution. Most other reptiles have a pair of lungs.
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