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- 7,000 - 8,000 species
- Cold Blooded (ectothermic)
- Vertebrates
- Dry, scaly or horny skin
- Hard-shelled eggs
- Breath with lungs instead of gills
- Amniotes
Examples of reptiles are turtles, snakes, alligators, crocodiles, caiman and lizards.
             
  Caiman   Tortoise  
Ryszard Laskowski  
  Alligator   Texas Horned Lizard  
       
Rusty Dodson
               
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