National Reptile Awareness Day: Pictures & Facts

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Reptile Awareness Day, celebrated annually on this day, promotes learning about different types of reptiles and their natural habitats.

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It was not until the beginning of the 19th century that it became clear that reptiles and amphibians are, in fact, quite different animals.

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 There are 6,500-10,000 species of reptiles, which live on every continent except Antarctica.

The earliest known proto-reptiles originated around 312 million years ago.

Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today’s turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

National Reptile Awareness Day: Pictures & Facts National Reptile Awareness Day: Pictures & Facts

National Reptile Awareness Day: Pictures & Facts

National Reptile Awareness Day: Pictures & Facts

The BEST reptiles for pets:

1. bearded dragon
2. leopard gecko
3. crested gecko
4. corn snake
5. ball python
6. California kingsnake
7. red-footed tortoise
8. Russian tortoise
9. leopard tortoise
10. red-eared slider
11. painted turtle
12. common musk turtle

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