QUIZ: all about reptiles

Published Jan 12, 2013 02:06am

1.    The gecko, or the lizard as we commonly call it, can climb up walls and roofs without falling down. Do you how it does that?

2.    How does the gecko adapt itself to walking over the hot desert sand?

3.    Do snakes have teeth?

4.    Which is the fastest reptile on land?

5.    Which snake has the longest fangs?

6.    What member of the crocodile family has a long narrow snout and is found in Asia?

7.    Which reptile is only found on islands off New Zealand?

8.    What kind of pit viper is known by the noise it makes?

9.    What is the largest turtle alive today?

10.    Komodo dragons, the largest lizards in the world, keep sticking its tongue in and out. Why?— Rehan Jalal

Answers:

1.    Its lamellate cushioned feet have microscopic hook cells which engage themselves in the tiniest irregularities of a surface.

2.    It only walks in the night when the sand is cooler and live in burrows during the day.

3.    Yes.

4.    Spiny-tail iguana, it has been noted to move at an incredible 21 miles per hour!

5.    The Gaboob vesper, its fangs can be up to two inches in length.

6.    The gavial, or gharial, is a fish eater. It is very timid and is not dangerous.

7.    Tuatara. The two species of tuatara found there are the only surviving members of Rhynchocephalia order, which flourished around 200 million years ago.

8.    Rattlesnake, which have horny segments attached to the tail that can be vibrated to produce a rattling or buzzing sound.

9.    The leatherback turtle, which can be as long as eight feet (2.4m) and weigh over 1900 pounds.

10.    To sense chemicals in the air in order to distinguish animals are nearby and therefore target their prey.

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