Cold blooded, mythical and monstorous. These three words are the best when it comes to describing reptiles. They have been crawling and slithering into the our imaganation. They often look like something from fiction, however, fact are far more stranger than any fiction. They are verified by 4 families. Lizards, Snakes, Turtles and Crocodilians.
So what exactly is a reptile? All reptiles have scaly skin, thick and watertight. It's almost like a raincoat in reverse it keeps the water in. Reptiles are cold-blooded, they get most of their energy from the sun. So they like the first biological solar panels.
Reptiles have been on Earth more than 300 million years, since the Caboniferous period. However, the different species of reptiles that have been found around the world are related to dinosaurs but are not actual dinosaurs.