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The Reptile Database


The Reptile Database is a taxonomic database that provides basic information about all living reptile species, such as turtles, snakes, lizards, and crocodiles, as well as tuataras and amphisbaenians, but does not include dinosaurs.

Currently there are more than 10,000 species and an additional 2,700 subspecies. This is making reptiles the largest vertebrate group after fish (~25,000 species) and birds (~10,000 species), and significantly larger than mammals (~5,000 species) or amphibians (~6,000 species).


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The Reptile Database is one of the External Global Species Databases linked to WoRMSAll reptile information is managed and maintained within the Reptile Database, while WoRMS can make the taxonomy and distribution information of the marine reptiles available through its own interface.