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What is the difference between Lizard and Reptile?

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E.Evelyn

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Answered Dec 09, 2020

Lizards are a type of reptile, and most lizards have four limbs, are cold-blooded, and are carnivores. They have external ears, which is a feature that not all reptiles share. Lizards also have a distinctive feature called autonomy. They can ditch their tails to run away from predators.

Their vision is superior, as they communicate through the vivid colors on their bodies. The most common lizards include geckos, chameleon, iguanas, and Komodo dragons. Reptiles, on the other hand, occur in many different groups of organisms. These include crocodiles, snakes, turtles, or tuataras.

All reptiles are cold-blooded, and they typically live on the ground, but some may live in the trees. The skin of snakes is relatively thin and is protected by scales or scutes. Their base skin develops a shield. Most reptiles feed on other insects, and currently, turtles are the only group of reptiles that is herbivorous.

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Brendan , Analyst, NY

Answered Nov 27, 2020

If you are asked to find any differences between musical instruments and piano, you would probably say a piano is a type or an example of a musical instrument. This means there are other examples of musical instruments you can give apart from the piano. The above is just the relationship between lizard and reptile. Lizard is a reptile, but not all reptiles are lizards. There are other types of lizards that share certain similar features with lizards, but they are not lizards. For instance, crocodiles, snakes share some features with lizards, which is why they are all called reptiles, but the aforementioned animals are just two examples of reptiles. A lizard is a reptile of the order of Squamata. Other types of reptiles belong to different orders like Sphenodontia, Testudines, and Crocodilia. It is important to know that almost four thousand species of lizards have been identified.
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Noah , Chauffer, LA

Answered Nov 27, 2020

If you are finding it difficult to differentiate between Lizard and reptile, think of the term reptile as the name of a company, while the term lizard is the name of one of its products. The relationship between Lizards and reptiles is that lizards are a kind of reptile, meaning there are other kinds of reptiles. Reptiles belong to the class Reptilia under the taxonomic classification system. There are different subclasses under the class Reptilia; Euriptilia, and Anapsida. Below, Euriptilia are also different orders such as Squamata, Sphenodontia, Crocodilia, etc. However, lizards are one of the species grouped under the order Squamata. It is important to know that there are thousands of species that are grouped under Squamata. What this means is that as much as we can refer to a lizard as a reptile, not all reptiles are lizards. Examples of common reptiles are snakes, turtles, crocodiles.
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Youness , Builder, B. Tech, Bern

Answered Nov 18, 2020

Some people may feel that all reptiles are the same, but actually, there are some differences. Reptiles are known to be under the class Reptilia. There are different animals that are under this, such as lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodiles. This means that a lizard is a type of reptilian animal. All lizards are reptiles, but not all reptiles are lizards. Lizards can have some distinct features that can make them easily recognizable. You will know if an animal is a reptile if the skin of the animal is a bit hard and scaly. There are some animals that may seem like reptiles, but they are not. Their skin may be a bit smoother, so they would be considered amphibians.
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J. Alva

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Answered Jul 20, 2020

Reptiles are known to be a whole animal family. There are different animals that will be considered as reptiles. One of the things that you can count on is that most of the reptiles that you will see will come with scaled skin. This will make it easier for you to distinguish reptiles from amphibians because there are amphibians that will have smoother skin.

Reptiles are known to be a whole animal family. There are different animals that will be considered
Lizards are known to be animals that come with four legs, and they are part of the reptile family. You will see that some of them will have crusted scales, but there are also some lizards that will come with smooth skin, which is why some people find it hard to distinguish. Lizards will also come with tails. Some of them may grow to be huge.

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