Friday, October 30, 2020 - Reptiles Canada Forums

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Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives. The fascinating study of these traditional reptile orders, historically combined with that of modern amphibians, is called herpetology.

Because some reptiles are more closely related to birds than they are to other reptiles (e.g., crocodiles are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards), the traditional groups of "reptiles" listed above do not together constitute a monophyletic grouping or clade (consisting of all descendants of a common ancestor). For this reason, many modern scientists prefer to consider the birds part of Reptilia as well, thereby making Reptilia a monophyletic class, including all living diapsids. Keep in mind, the term reptiles is sometimes used as shorthand for 'non-avian Reptilia'.

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  1. There are a lot of reptiles in Canada. As of July 2018, there are 10,793 known species of reptiles: 6,512 lizards, 3,709 snakes, 351 turtles, 196 amphisbaenians, 24 crocodilians, and 1 tuatara species (The Reptile Database 2018), and new species are discovered each year.