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What's the name of this underground reptile?
Venezuela blind snake
Blanus is a genus of amphisbaenians found in the Mediterranean region of Europe and North Africa. Like other amphisbaenians, Blanus are specialized for a subterranean existence, with a long, slender body, reduced limbs, and rudimentary eyes. The skull is powerfully constructed, allowing the animal to push through soil to create a burrow. The jaws are well-developed, with large, recurved teeth and a pair of canine-like teeth in the upper jaw.
What's the name of this endangered reptile?
Fiji crested iguana
Tuatara are reptiles endemic to New Zealand. Although resembling most lizards, they are part of a distinct lineage, the order Rhynchocephalia. Their name derives from the Māori language, and means "peaks on the back". The single species of tuatara is the only surviving member of its order, which flourished around 200 million years ago. Tuatara are sometimes referred to as "living fossils".The species has between five and six billion base pairs of DNA sequence, nearly twice that of humans. Hatteria is considered in danger of extinction since 1895.
On which of these islands can we meet the smallest reptile in the world?
Brookesia micra is a species of chameleons from the islet of Nosy Hara in Antsiranana, Madagascar. As of 14 February 2012, it is the smallest known chameleon and among the smallest reptiles. In length, adult Brookesia micra can grow up to 29 mm
What zoologist, separated the Amphibia from Reptilia?
Jean de Lamarck
Henri de Blainville
Henri de Blainville (1777-1850) was a French zoologist and anatomist. In the field of herpetology, he adopted Latreille's proposal of separating Amphibia from Reptilia, and then (1816) developed a unique arrangement in regards to sub-groupings, using organs of generation as primary criteria. He described several new species of reptiles. It was in 1822 that he coined the term paleontology.
What is the name of this genre of agamy?
The Mwanza (Agama mwanzae) is a lizard in the family Agamidae, found in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya.It lives in semideserts and can often be seen in the heat of the day basking on rocks. The male's head, neck, and shoulders are bright red or violet, while the body is dark blue. The species has become a fashionable pet due to the male's coloration, which resembles the comic-book superhero Spider-Man.
What causes a sea turtle to be born male or female?
its sex chromosomes
the size of the egg
The sex of most turtles, alligators, and crocodiles is determined after fertilization. The temperature of the developing eggs is what decides whether the offspring will be male or female. This is called temperature-dependent sex determination, or TSD.
What does the name black mamba come from?
from the black eye color
from the "black character" of the serpent
from the black color of the skin on the back
from the black color of the inside of the mouth
Black mamba is the largest venomous snake in Africa with a length of up to 4.5 m. Its name comes from the black color of the inside of the mouth and tongue. The color of the snake's skin varies from olive to brown to black.
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