Reptiles, as most commonly defined, are the animals in the class Reptilia /rɛpˈtɪliə/, a paraphyletic grouping comprising all amniotes except synapsids (mammals…
Reptiles Facts: AFRICAN SPURRED TORTOISE!
#Reptiles African spurred tortoises are polygynous breeders. This means that males will mate with more than one female during the breeding season. Breeding takes place from June to March, though from September to November after the rains it is more common. Males grow aggressive and ram each other to flip over any competition. While they ram and bite one another, they make grunts, croaks, and whistles. #IBCBIRDS #Reptilesfacts
Reptiles Facts: AMERICAN FIVE-LINED SKINK!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles American five-lined skinks are polygynous which means that males mate with more than one female during the breeding season. These lizards start to breed in May. The female will lay its eggs at least one month after mating, and 4-6 weeks after the incubation, the young hatch. Thus the birthing process consists of laying eggs and external incubation. #Reptilesfacts #Skink
Reptiles Facts: Asian Water Monitor!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles Asian water monitors breed from April and until October. Females lay their eggs a month after mating usually in rotting logs or tree stumps. A clutch usually contains about 10-40 eggs which are incubated during 6-7 months. The young are fully developed and independent at birth. Males become reproductively mature when they are about 1 m in size and females are reproductively matured at about 50 cm. #Reptilesfacts #Asian #Water #Monitor
Reptiles Facts: Western rat snake!
#Reptiles Western rat snakes breed in late May and early June. Males use pheromones to attract females passing through their territories and will initiate the mating process with the female. Five weeks after mating the female lays about 12-20 eggs in a hidden area, under hollow logs or leaves, or in abandoned burrows. #IBCBIRDS #WesternRat #Ratsnakes
Reptiles Facts: Eastern Brown Snake!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles Eastern brown snakes are polygynous which means that one males mates with several females. They generally mate from early October onwards - during the Southern Hemisphere spring. These snakes are oviparous meaning that they lay eggs. During the mating season, males engage in ritual combat with other males for access to females. #Reptilesfacts #Snakes
Reptiles Facts: Slowworm!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Slowworm is a legless lizard native to Eurasia. The skin of Slowworms is golden-grey in color; it is smooth with scales that do not overlap one another. Females often have a stripe along the spine and dark sides, while males may have blue spots dorsally. Juveniles of both sexes are gold in color with dark brown bellies and sides with a dark stripe along the spine. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Reptiles #Slowworm
Reptiles Facts: Indian Cobra!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Indian cobra is a large highly venomous snake and is a member of the "big four" species that inflict the most snakebites on humans in India. The Indian cobra is revered in Indian mythology and culture and is often seen with snake charmers. These snakes vary tremendously in color and pattern throughout their range. The ventral scales or the underside coloration of this species can be grey, yellow, tan, brown, reddish, or black. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #IndianCobra #Cobra
Reptiles Facts: Boomslang!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Boomslang is a large, highly venomous snake native to Africa. Its common name means "tree snake" in Afrikaans. These snakes have exceptionally large eyes, and their head has a characteristic egg-like shape. Boomslangs have excellent eyesight and often move the head from side to side to get a better view of objects directly in front. #IBCBIRDS #Reptiles #Boomsland #Slang
Reptiles Facts: RUSSELL'S VIPER!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles Russell's viper is a venomous snake found in Asia. The species is named for Patrick Russell, a Scottish herpetologist who first described many of India's snakes. In Bengali, this snake is called Chandroborha since it carries lenticular or more precisely lunar marks all over its body. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Reptiles #Viper
Reptiles Facts: Grass Snake
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Grass snake is a Eurasian non-venomous snake. It is often found near water and feeds almost exclusively on amphibians. The Grass snake is typically dark green or brown in color with a characteristic yellow collar behind the head, which explains the alternative name Ringed snake. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #GrassSnake #Snake
Reptiles Facts: Ball Python!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Ball python is a nonvenomous python species found in sub-Saharan Africa. This is the smallest of the African pythons. The name "ball python" refers to the animal's tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened. A common belief is that another name "royal python" comes from the legend that rulers in Africa, especially Cleopatra, would wear the python as jewelry. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Reptiles #Python #BallPython
Reptiles Facts: Green Sea Turtle
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles Green sea turtles are amongst the largest turtles and are so-called because their flesh is green. They swim with their paddle-like limbs. Their heads appear small in comparison with the size of their body, which is covered in brown scales with a light-colored edge. Males are bigger than females and have a longer tail, sticking out well past the shell. The shell of the turtle has smooth. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Reptiles #Turtle #GreenSeaTurtle
Reptiles Facts: Common House Gecko!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Common house gecko is a small lizard native of Southeast Asia. They are named so because they are often seen climbing walls of houses and other buildings in search of insects attracted to porch lights and are immediately recognizable by their characteristic chirp. These small geckos are non-venomous and not harmful to humans. Their body is covered with small granules and varies in color from pale yellow to grayish-white. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #GECKO
Reptile Snake: Milk Snake!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Milk snake is a nonvenomous species of kingsnake. These snakes have smooth and shiny scales and their typical color pattern is alternating bands of red-black-yellow or white-black-red. Milk snakes are often confused with the highly dangerous Coral snake and are sometimes killed because of this. However, Milk snakes are absolutely harmless and are very popular as pets around the world. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Milksnake #Snake
Reptiles Facts: Anaconda!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles Anaconda or “Green Nconda” belongs to the boa family and is one of the biggest existing snakes. Anaconda’s females are much bigger in size than males and have clearly marked sexual dimorphism. Anacondas are mainly olive-green with black spots all around their bodies. Anaconda’s head has clearly expressed orange-yellow stripes on both sides and is narrow for its body size. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Anaconda
Reptiles Facts: Painted Turtle!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Painted turtle is the most widespread native turtle of North America. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. These turtles have a long, oval, smooth shell with little grooves where the large scale-like plates overlap and are flat-bottomed. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Turtles #PaintedTurtle
Reptiles Facts: Ring-Necked Snake
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Ring-necked snake is a harmless snake found in North America. These are very secretive snakes and are rarely seen during the daytime. They are slightly venomous, but their nonaggressive nature and small, rear-facing fangs pose little threat to humans who wish to handle them. They are best known for their unique defense posture of curling up their tails, exposing their bright red-orange posterior, ventral surface when threatened. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Snake
Reptiles Facts: Burmese Python!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Burmese python is one of the five largest species of snakes in the world. It is native to a large area of Southeast Asia. These are dark-colored snakes with many brown blotches bordered in black down the back. The bold patterns are similar to those seen on a giraffe. The perceived attractiveness of Burmese pythons' skin pattern contributes to their popularity with both reptile keepers and the leather industry. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Python #Burmese
Reptiles Facts: Inland Taipan!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Inland taipan is an extremely venomous snake native to central east Australia. This snake is dark tan in color, ranging from a rich, dark hue to a brownish light-green, depending on the season. Its back, sides, and tail may be different shades of brown and grey, with many scales having a wide blackish edge. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #InlandTaipan #Taipan
Reptiles Facts: TIMBER RATTLESNAKE!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Timber rattlesnake is a large venomous pit viper native to eastern North America. Dorsally, these snakes have a pattern of dark brown or black crossbands on a yellowish-brown or grayish background. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Rattle #Snakes #Leastconcerned #IUCN
Reptiles Facts: Gharial!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles Gharials are one of the biggest crocodilians (a group that includes alligators, crocodiles, and caimans) and have the narrowest snout of these different species. Its common name is due to the bulbous nasal snout of adult males, which looks like an Indian pot with the name 'ghara'. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Gharial
Reptiles Facts: Corn Snake!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Corn snake is a North American species of rat snake. Their docile nature, reluctance to bite, moderate adult size, attractive pattern, and comparatively simple care make them commonly kept pet snakes. Though superficially resembling the venomous copperhead and often killed as a result of this mistaken identity, Corn snakes are harmless and beneficial to humans. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Corn #Cornsnake #Snake
Reptiles Facts: COMMON EUROPEAN ADDER!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The Common European adder is a venomous snake that is extremely widespread and can be found throughout most of Western Europe and as far as East Asia. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #COMMONEUROPEANADDER #European #Adder
Reptiles Facts: Mugger!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The mugger, also known as the marsh crocodile, is a crocodile of medium to large size with the broadest snout of all the living members of the genus Crocodylus. It lives in the Indian subcontinent as well as other countries in southern Asia. They are more alligator-like than any other crocodile, especially in their rounded snout, as most crocodiles have a snout that is a pointer. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Mugger
Reptiles Facts: American Alligator!!
#IBCBIRDS #Reptiles The American alligator, a representative of reptiles, is a species of immense size. Typically, this alligator has short legs that, in spite of their size, allow the alligator to run and even gallop. The American alligator has 5 toes on its front legs and 4 toes on its back legs. #IBCBIRDS #BIRDS #Alligator #American