Reptiles have inhabited the planet for over 300 million years. They were most often represented as the embodiment of evil, of the original snake inciting Eve to bite into the forbidden fruit, passing by dragons, gigantic sea snakes and other Loch Ness monsters…
In painting, they are especially evoked through mythology or religion and they constitute today a very appreciated topic in philately.
Reptiles are terrestrial animals with variable temperature. The group of reptiles is not homogeneous from a phylogenetic point of view, crocodiles for example are closer to birds than to turtles because they have a gizzard.
Reptiles are classified today in three groups gathering more than 10 000 species:
Crocodilians (alligators, caimans, crocodiles, gavials ...);
Lepidosaurians (lizards, snakes, sphenodons) and Chelonians (tortoises, aquatic and marine).
Reptiles are present on almost the entire surface of the globe, with the exception of cold areas near the poles.
Caimans or Caymans
Subfamily (caimaninae) of crocodilians of the alligatoridae family.
Chameleonidae is a family of saurians made up of nearly 200 species of Chameleons.
Crocodiles or true crocodiles (Subfamily:crocodylinae, Family: crocodylidae.
Legendary creatures of reptilian appearance.
Species of saurians of the iguanidae family.
Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species.
Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder serpentes.
Turtles are reptiles of the order testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell.
ARUBA 10 Florin 2019
BRAZIL 2 Réais 2010
MADAGASCAR 500 Ariary 1993
VENEZUELA 5,000 Bolivares 2017