Amphibians and Reptiles

Which Country Has The Most Snakes Species? (Most Poisonous And Snakeless)

A snake and the Brazil flag in the shape of the country

For most people, a simple sight of a snake is enough to scare them to death. Unfortunately, most of the film industries across the world have taken advantage of this fear. Across the world, there are about 3570 snake species. However, among them, only 600 species are venomous. Even among the venomous snakes, only 300 …

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What Is A Herp?

herps - frog, newt and a snake

A herp is commonly referred to as a reptile or an amphibian. Herp is short for herpetofauna and comes from the Greek word herpes, which means crawling things or creeping animal. All herps are “cold-blooded” which means they lack an internal thermostat. Instead, they must regulate body heat through their interactions with the environment. Other names associated …

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What’s The Difference Between Reptiles And Amphibians?

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Reptiles and amphibians share some of the same characteristics, such as they are both cold-blooded animals and that they both have a backbone. However, there are four vast differences when it comes to reptiles and amphibians. Reptiles Scientific name: Reptilia Amphibians Scientific name: Amphibia Cold-Blooded (Ectothermic) Cold-Blooded means they rely on external heat sources to regulate their body temperature …

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