Reptiles questions This is a list of recently added questions about reptiles. Play reptiles quiz and see all the questions. How is the branch of zoology concerned with aphibians and reptiles called?Herpetology. "Herp" is a vernacular term for reptiles and amphibians. It is derived from Greek 'herpien' meaning 'to creep'.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 57% ichthyologyichthyology2066herpetologyherpetology6585malacologymalacology1027entomologyentomology1694names riddles » What it is an autotomy?Self amputation (e.g. of a tail). Autotomy (from the Greek auto- "self-" and tome "severing") or self amputation is the behaviour whereby an animal sheds or discards one or more of its own appendages, usually as a self-defense mechanism to elude a predator's grasp or to distract the predator and thereby allow escape. The lost body part may be regenerated later.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 56% eating only one kind of spieces (e.g. the koala is eating leaves of the eucalyptus)eating only one kind of spieces (e.g. the koala is eating leaves of the eucalyptus)1060self amputation (e.g. of a tail)self amputation (e.g. of a tail)5758hunting of its own kindhunting of its own kind2313in-breeding (small gene pool)in-breeding (small gene pool)1027human anatomy riddles » Where do gharials live?In the Ganges River. The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the northern part of the Indian Subcontinent. It is harmless to humans.Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczykhard 48% In the NileIn the Nile1295In the Ganges RiverIn the Ganges River4817In the AmazonIn the Amazon1859In the entire Central Africa (Congo and its tributaries)In the entire Central Africa (Congo and its tributaries)1923biology riddles » If sleeping through winter is hibernation, what is sleeping through summer?Estivation is a state of animal dormancy, similar to hibernation, that is entered in response to high temperatures and arid conditions. Many air-breathing land snails commonly estivate during periods of heat. animals that aestivate include North American desert tortoises, crocodiles, salamanders, African lung fish and dwarf lemurs.Created by: yoshchimhard 43% estivationestivation1658hypernationhypernation1291scavationscavation481civerationciveration379zoology riddles » For what main reason do chameleons change color? As a social signal to othe chameleons. Color change in chameleons has various functions, depending on the species, but the most common is social signaling. Only few species, such as Smith's dwarf chameleon, also adjust their colors for camouflage. Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 28% to match their surroundingsto match their surroundings2507as a social signal to othe chameleonsas a social signal to othe chameleons1160their skin change color when pressedtheir skin change color when pressed115chameleons do not change colorchameleons do not change color243colors riddles » Which reptiles roar?Crocodiles have vocal cords in the larynx and are the only reptiles able to produce guttural roars.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 54% lizardslizards618crocodilescrocodiles7131turtlesturtles981nonenone4344animals riddles » Which turtles are the biggest?Leatherback. The leatherback sea turtle, the only extant member of the family Dermochelyidae, is the largest of all living turtles and is the fourth largest modern reptile behind three crocodilians. In the Caribbean, the mean size of adults was reported at 384 kg (850 lb) in weight. The largest ever found weighed 916 kilograms (2,020 lb).Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 32% greengreen183leatherbackleatherback1987aldabra giant tortoisealdabra giant tortoise1043galapagos tortoisegalapagos tortoise2938sea animals riddles » Which sea turtles are the deepest divers?Leatherback turtles are one of the deepest diving marine animals. Individuals have been recorded diving to depths as great as 1,280 meters (4,200 ft). Such depths are unreachable for turtles with hard shells, as these would have been crushed by the pressure.Created by: Jason Beagleyvery hard 39% hawksbillhawksbill1558leatherbackleatherback3553loggerheadloggerhead1798greengreen2139nature riddles » What animal is that?Crocodile. When the crocodile's mouth is closed, the large fourth tooth in the lower jaw fits into a constriction in the upper jaw. For hard-to-distinguish specimens, the protruding tooth is the most reliable feature to define a speciesCreated by: Kasiahard 43% alligatoralligator3433crocodilecrocodile4137caimancaiman1463gharialgharial562carnivores riddles » This is thorny devil, a lizard famous for its fearsome appearance. Where does it come from?Australia. The desert-dwelling thorny devil is harmless to all except ants. The animal also features a spiny "false head" on the back of its neck, presented to potential predators by dipping its real head. It may be found in the western Australia.Created by: Monica Stillerhard 57% North AfricaNorth Africa2765South AfricaSouth Africa2088North AmericaNorth America818AustraliaAustralia7791animals of Australia riddles » Play animals quiz and see all the questions.