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Reptilia

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Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Chordata
Class:Reptilia

Description

Reptiles are ectothermic vetebrates with an outer covering made up of scales or scutes. Many of them are oviparous, laying shelled-eggs, but there are also viviparous reptiles that give birth to their young alive, and also ovoviviparous reptiles that have eggs retained and hatched in the mother, before giving birth to the young live. Reptiles are found in various habitats, both on land and in the water.

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