The reptiles

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.

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Crocodiles

Crocodiles or true crocodiles (Subfamily:crocodylinae, Family: crocodylidae.


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Currency: Loti (plural: Maloti)

Dragons

Legendary creatures of reptilian appearance.


BHUTAN 1 Ngultrum 1986
Capital: Thimphu
Currency: Ngultrum

Hong Kong
LES BILLETS DU MONDE
HONG KONG 50 Dollars 2010
Capital: Hong Kong
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar

Bixi

Iguanas

Species of saurians of the iguanidae family.


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Capital: Suva
Currency: Fiji dollar

sri lanka
A.F.E.P.
SRI LANKA 20 Rupees 1979
Capital: Colombo
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

iguana

suriname SURINAME 2.5 Gulden 1985
Capital: Paramaribo
Currency: Suriname dollar

tangara

Lizards

Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles, with over 6,000 species.


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Currency: Bahamian dollar

SOLOMON ISLANDS 50 Shillings 2013
Capital: Honiara
Currency: Solomon Dollar

LITHUANIA 1 Talonas / 1991
Capital: Vilnius
Currency: Euro

SRI LANKA 2 Rupees 1979
Capital: Columbo
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

sri lanka
A.F.E.P.
SRI LANKA 5 Rupees 1979

papillon

Snakes

Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder serpentes.


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QUINCAMPOIS NUMISMATIQUE
BRAZIL 10,000 Cruzeiros 1993
Capital: Brasilia
Currency: Brazilian real

Merlebleu de l'Est.
Merlebleu de l'Est.

romaniaROMANIA 10,000 Leu 1994
Capital: Bucharest
Currency: Leu

roumanie

sri lanka
A.F.E.P.
SRI LANKA 20 Rupees 1979
Capital: Colombo
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee

snake

sri lanka
A.F.E.P.
SRI LANKA 100 Rupees 1979

snake

TANZANIA 500 Shillings 2003
Capital: Dar Es Salaam
Currency: Tanzanian Shilling

Turtles

Turtles are reptiles of the order testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell.


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Currency: Aruban florin

BRAZIL 2 Réais 2003
Capital: Brasilia
Currency: Brazilian real

BRAZIL 2 Réais 2010

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Jerome Collection
CAYMAN ISLANDS 5 Dollars 2014
Capital: George Town
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Capital: Quito
Currency: US dollar

tortue

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Currency: East Caribbean Dollar

ara
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Capital: Suva
Currency: Fiji dollar

nestor superbe

France
Jerome Collection
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FRENCH PACIFIC TERRITORIES

KUWAIT Half Dinar 2014
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Currency: Kuwaiti dinar

MADAGASCAR 500 Ariary 1993
Capital: Antananarivo
Currency: Ariary

Maldives
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Capital: Malé
Currency: Rufiyaa

NICARAGUA 20 Cordobas 2014
Capital: Managua
Currency: Córdoba oro

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Capital: Victoria
Currency: Seychellois rupee

Baliste clown

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Currency: Venezuelan Bolivar

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