When did reptiles first appear?

Answer The very first reptiles emerged in the Paleozoic era, during the Carboniferous period. At first, they were primitive and confined to land. Following the Paleozoic era was the Mesozoic era, which wa... Read More »

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How old are reptiles?

Reptiles originated in the Paleozoic era, about 300 million years ago. The reptiles of this period lived only on land, like modern-day lizards. About 250 million years ago, dinosaurs became the dom... Read More »

What do snakes&reptiles eat?

Snakes are predators and will only eat live food. Individual snakes have their own food preferences but often eat insects, worms, mice, birds, eggs, amphibians and other snakes. Other reptiles also... Read More »

How are reptiles&lizards different?

Herpetology, which simply means the study of amphibians and reptiles, classifies lizards as reptiles. Several factors differentiate them from other animals.Characteristics of a ReptileReptiles are ... Read More »

Are crabs reptiles?

Crabs are not reptiles: They are crustaceans. A crustacean develops a hard exoskeleton, or carapace (shell)--instead of the internal skeleton of a reptile--that protects its internal organs from pr... Read More »