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  Reptile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane.
Reptiles are found on every continent except for Antarctica, although their main distribution comprises the tropics and subtropics.
Thus reptiles were defined as the set of animals that includes crocodiles, alligators, tuatara, lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians and turtles, grouped together as the class Reptilia (Latin repere, "to creep").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reptile   (2258 words)

Reptile, group (traditionally ranked as a class) of VERTEBRATE animals derived from AMPHIBIANS and ancestral to birds and mammals.
The key to reptile success in invading the land was the amniote egg with a protective shell and embryonic membranes.
Reptiles are not economically important in Canada, except as predators, such as the rodent-consuming snakes.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006781   (552 words)

 Reptile (Mortal Kombat) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reptile embodies the archetype of the unhappy underling.
Reptile is a merge between the Sub-Zero and Scorpion characters.
Reptile's appearance in the first Mortal Kombat movie was highlight for many fans, who up until that point didn't think Reptile was going to be featured in ninja form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reptile_(Mortal_Kombat)   (2941 words)

 Reptile - MSN Encarta
Some of the most widespread living reptiles are turtles, lizards, snakes, crocodiles, and alligators.
There are over 7,000 species of living reptiles, all of which belong to one of four main groups: turtles and tortoises; lizards; worm lizards; snakes; crocodiles and their relatives; and finally, the lizardlike tuatara, which has survived relatively unchanged since before the rise of dinosaurs.
All reptiles with a protective shell are turtles, and there are over 250 species of turtles and tortoises worldwide.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579044/reptile.html   (786 words)

 Summary of Reptile Biology and Physiology
However, reptiles are not “cold-blooded.” On occasion, they are quite the contrary and can even be “hot-blooded.” This gradation results in reptiles being “poikilothermic.” Poikilotherms have a body temperature that is variable with environmental conditions.
Reptiles in captivity often are maintained at suboptimal temperatures, which results in a compromised immune system.
A reptile that is kept at its preferred optimum temperature (with all other environmental conditions being ideal) and receives proper nutrition is often a healthy reptile.
www.animallaw.info /articles/biusreptile.htm   (921 words)

 Reptile-Associated Salmonellosis
Reptile owners can get the disease when they forget to wash their hands after handling a reptile or after cleaning its cage, and can then spread the disease to others.
Reptiles should not be kept in child-care centers and may not be appropriate pets in households in which persons at risk for infection reside.
Reptiles should not be allowed to crawl around on floors where small children may also be.
health.utah.gov /epi/fact_sheets/reptile.html   (415 words)

 Reptile Printouts - EnchantedLearning.com
Reptiles (meaning "to creep") are a group of animals that have scales (or modified scales), breathe air, and usually lay eggs.
In cladistics (a way of classifying life forms), the reptiles are more strictly defined and include the descendants of the most recent common ancestor of the turtles, lepidosaurs (lizards, snakes, tuataras), and archosaurs (crocodilians, dinosaurs, and birds).
The Spectacled Caiman is a common meat-eating reptile from fresh water habitats in South and Central America.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/reptiles/printouts.shtml   (728 words)

 How to build enclosures for reptiles - custom snake cages - arboreal snake cages - snake keeping cage info - homemade ...
Reptiles are considered exotic animals, not because they are from "foreign" countries, or because they are not typical household pets.
Realistically, reptiles and amphibians need their natural environment to be reproduced for life in captivity.
Reptiles, although some are more intelligent than they're credited (such as green iguanas and some monitors), do not really have the complex emotions that humans have.
www.reptile-cage-plans.com /archive/ed20_2005.html   (2682 words)

Reptiles are a class of the chordate phylum.
The common reptiles are snakes, turtles, lizards alligators and crocodiles.
A reptile reproduces sexually with the female's eggs being fertilized by the male internally.
www.mcwdn.org /Animals/Reptile.html   (223 words)

 Reptile - Reptile
Reptile is designed around a hybrid infrastructure which supports the advantages of both client/server and P2P systems.
Reptile is dual licensed (GPL/BSD) under the OpenPrivacy Licensing Terms to provide the greatest degree of usefulness and flexibility in its use.
Reptile is backed by a syndicated content engine which enables it to continually check for updated subscriptions and publish content back into the system.
reptile.openprivacy.org /overview.html   (1001 words)

 Reptiles and Amphibians - National Zoo| FONZ
Reptiles are ectothermic (their body temperature is regulated by their environment).
At the National Zoo, reptiles and amphibians can be found at the Reptile Discovery Center and Amazonia.
The Reptile Discovery Center is home to many distinctive animals, from the massive Aldabra tortoise to the unusual gharials featured in our web cam (below), to better known creatures such as the American alligator, Komodo dragon, and boa constrictor.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/ReptilesAmphibians   (357 words)

The exhibit is open all day to the public and is always attended by a Reptile Adventure's employee.
Recently there has been an explosion of reptile popularity as many TV personalities have blanketed the airwaves with popular reptile shows.
Reptile Adventures invites the crowd to ignite their senses and plunge into an exciting interactive education.
www.capitolint.com /Fairs/reptile/reptile.htm   (149 words)

 Reptile Adaptations--Animals lesson plan (grades K-5)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They will be creating a description of the reptile including what it looks like, where it lives, what it eats, what eats it, and its adaptations.
Reptiles have both physical and behavioral adaptations that help them survive in their habitats over time.
All reptiles are cold-blooded; that is, their body temperature stays about the same as the temperature of their surroundings.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/reptileadaptations   (1810 words)

 Eric Clapton: Reptile - PopMatters Music Review
The album's tone is set by Clapton's sleeve notes, reflecting on a relationship with his uncle Adrian, a relationship complicated by the fact that Eric grew up believing the elder man to be his brother.
Adrian died last year and Reptile, a term of affection in Clapton's vocabulary, is a tribute to his late, and clearly inspirational, relative.
Reptile may be an uneven collection, but it's best moments stand close listening.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/c/claptoneric-reptile.shtml   (459 words)

 Reptiles for Sale at Reptile City
Reptile City’s will spend over 1 million dollars to build a world class facility, which will give our animals natural holding cages complete with real grass, trees, vines and water ponds.
HaHa Reptiles' goals are to create a solid network of distribution between breeders, dealers, and retailers which, either are not known online or have very low visibility within the industry.
Reptile City provides an excellent selection of reptiles and reptile supplies at very competitive prices.
reptilecity.com   (727 words)

 Ark Reptile Group Manifesto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ARK Reptile Group is a web-based community dedicated to supporting those who keep exotic animals, with particular emphasis upon education.
ARK Reptile Group believes that it is time for all traders and hobbyists to take an active and responsible attitude towards conservation issues that face the future of reptiles and amphibians both in captivity and the wild.
ARK Reptile group notes recent TRAFFIC Europe reports that both legal and illegal traders are increasingly organised, and agrees with their conclusion that whereas the former can help increase transparency in the trade, an increasingly organised illicit trade must be closely monitored.
www.geocities.com /thearkfiles/Manifesto.html   (707 words)

 Reptile-Haven.com - Reptiles, Snakes, Lizards, Turtles, Frogs + Reptile Shows and Reptile Rescue...
If you have a reptile that you can no longer take care of, or are a shelter, humane society, pet store owner, veterinarian or animal control officer and have a reptile that needs placement, please contact us immediately.
We started the Reptile Haven Adoption Program to help place unwanted, mistreated, abused and neglected reptiles into permanent, loving and caring homes or educational/zoo facilities.
Current owners that have chosen to keep their reptile until a suitable placement is found will have final approval on the adoption process.
www.reptile-haven.com /rhap/index.asp   (464 words)

 Amazon.com: Reptile: Music: Eric Clapton,Eric Clapton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A reptile, according to Eric Clapton, is something of a bloke, as in some local character you might share a pint with down at the pub.
REPTILE (INSTRUMENTAL) (Eric Clapton) - This is a samba (bossa nova ?).
"Reptile" is definitely one of the minor items in the Clapton catalogue, and it is truly amazing to hear people state that Eric Clapton plays the blues on this album.
www.amazon.com /Reptile-Eric-Clapton/dp/B000059R8Y   (2784 words)

 HotDog Web Editors - HotDog Professional, HotDog PageWiz, HotDog Junior, FlashPoint, RSS News Readers, and SuperToolz - ...
Reptile has been a perennial favorite amongst our users over the years.
Reptile is a cool application that lets you create funky backgrounds.
Reptile is so much fun to use it is difficult to stay focused on what you want to do.
www.sausage.com /reptile.html   (441 words)

 The Reptile Rooms :: Bearded Dragons, other Lizards, Snakes, Turtles and more!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Steve was born in Melbourne and moved to Queensland where his parents ran a small reptile farm that he later took it over in 1991 and developed into the Australia Zoo.
Reptile Rooms mourns the passing of a great herpetologist and person, who contributed greatly to a better understand around the world of reptiles and their uniqueness, and our deepest sympathy to his family.
Our vet, with the help of some of the best reptile vets in the country, pulled her though with a procedure that as far as is known has never been performed on bearded dragons before, a blood to marrow transfusion.
www.reptilerooms.com   (1549 words)

 How to build enclosures for reptiles - building custom snake cages - arboreal snake cages - snake keeping cage info - ...
Some owners have altered the design of the snake and reptile cages considerably to suit their reptile, materials and skill level.
Ideally, reptile cages should be lockable.The reptile and snake cages in “How to Build Enclosures for Reptiles” are lockable and we show you simple and effective ways to do this.
There is information in the plans that will assist you to make larger reptile cages and help you to calculate the dimensions of the materials to make these larger snake or reptile cages.
www.reptile-cage-plans.com /FAQ.html   (2978 words)

In a very few there is true live birth, with the young nourished by a primitive placenta instead of an egg yolk.
reptile: Types of Reptiles - Types of Reptiles Living reptiles are classified in four orders.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0841567.html   (452 words)

 Reptiles: Animals with Scales
The most noticeable feature of reptiles are the scales that cover their body.
Although reptiles breathe through lungs, some reptiles can also absorb oxygen in water through membranes in their mouth.
Reptiles are often called cold-blooded because they can't regulate their own body temperature.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/Science/Animals/Reptiles.htm   (245 words)

 Georgia Secretary of State | State Reptile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Designated the state reptile in 1989, the gopher tortoise is one of the oldest living species native to Georgia.
The gopher tortoise belongs to a group of land tortoises that originated in North America 60 million years ago.
The gopher tortoise population is in decline and recent studies indicate that by the year 2000 it may not exist outside of protected areas.
www.sos.state.ga.us /state_capitol/education_corner/state_reptile.html   (91 words)

 Young Students Learning Library: REPTILE@ HighBeam Research
Snakes and lizards are close relatives and belong to the same order (group) of reptiles.
Turtles belong to another reptile order, and alligators and crocodiles are members of a third order.
The fourth, and last, order of reptiles has only one member--the tuatara, a strange little lizardlike animal that lives on a few islands off New Zealand.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1P1:28017146/REPTILE.html?refid=ip_hf   (164 words)

 West Michigan Reptile Expo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A reptile expo is a place where the public can go to talk with breeders, manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers in person about what they sell.
Many breeders will deal with certain color and pattern variations of reptiles and other exotic pets that are usually not offered for sale in a pet shop, because they demand a higher price for their specifically bred trait.
Any aspiring herp enthusiast should attend reptile expos to gain knowledge from the people that have the most experience, and to find exotic pets unlike any other that a pet shop typically has to offer.
www.reptile-expo.com   (435 words)

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