Reptile

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A lizard, a type of reptile

Reptiles are a cold-blooded class of animals, typically identified by being covered in scales.

The most typical reptile is probably the lizard, of which there are many kinds. More specialised reptiles include snakes (which lack legs), tortoises (which are protected by a thick shell), and crocodiles (which have bony plates under their scales). Also, dinosaurs (including birds) are reptiles, though they are warm-blooded, have vertical posture and are usually covered in feathers, not scales.

Dragons often have reptilian features.

Though reptiles are rather ancient, first appearing in Carboniferous, they are not the oldest vertebrates on Earth - they're preceded by fish and amphibians and are about as old as synapsids.

Reptiles and furry[edit]

Spitfire, a fictional character in Extinctioners

Probably second only to mammals, reptiles (also known as scalies) are quite a common sight in the furry fandom.

Reptiles in popular media[edit]

Reptiles are most often seen in computer games, but cartoon appearances (especially Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) are also well-known.

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