Filed under: Reptiles | Tags: categories, classification, eggs, live birth, oviparous, Reptiles
Animalia > Chordata > Vertebrata > Sauropsida.
There are different categories of reptiles. Here they are written out in human terms:
- Crocodilia (crocodiles, gharials, caimans and alligators): 23 species
- Sphenodontia (tuataras from New Zealand): 2 species
- Squamata (lizards, snakes and amphisbaenids (“worm-lizards”): approximately 7,900 species
- Testudines (turtles and tortoises): approximately 300 species
Most reptiles are oviparous, meaning egg laying, but some are capable of live birth.