Reptiles are members of the reptilia class, which are neither birds nor mammals. The reptilia class consists of Testudines (turtles, terrapins and tortoises), Sphenodontia (tuataras from New Zealand), Squamata (lizards, snakes and worm lizards) and Crocodilia (crocodiles, gavials, caimans and alligators).
Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates with scaly skin. They are usually located in harsh climates such as deserts and are completely absent from the Antarctica. Most lay eggs, although many lizards and snakes give birth to live young. At least one third of all reptiles are threatened with extinction.
We have listed below reptiles which are in need of protection.