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    attack it rather than the more vulnerable front part It take a few weeks for the tail to grow back The new section will however contain cartilage rather than bone and will never grow to the same length at the original tail It is often also distinctly discolored compared to the rest of the body and may lack some of the external sculpting features seen in the original tail Reptiles in Human Culture Reptiles have played important roles in many human cultures and human cultures have a heavy impact on reptile populations Turtles have also served as food for millennia as have other reptiles Reptiles have also been used as medicine especially in China Human impact has threatened many reptile species with extinction But at the same time reptiles have been an integral part of some cultures In Hindu mythology one of the famous avatars of Lord Vishnu was that of the turtle Kurma He also has a snake with seven heads guarding him Lord Shiva happens to use a snake as a garland and in every temple of Lord Shiva one would find an idol of a snake Rise of the reptiles Earliest reptiles were largely overshadowed by bigger labyrinthodont amphibians such as Cochleosaurus and remained a small inconspicuous part of the fauna until the Carboniferous Rainforest collapsed This sudden collapse affected various groups Amphibians were devastated while reptiles survived and fared better since their bodies adapted to the drier conditions that followed Amphibians need to be in water to lay eggs But reptiles could lay eggs since those possess a shell that allows them to be laid on land They acquired new niches at a faster rate than before the collapse They acquired new feeding strategies including herbivory and carnivory previously only having been insectivores and piscivores From this point forward reptiles dominated communities and set the stage for the Mesozoic era known as the Age of Reptiles Mesosaurus one of the earliest known reptiles was a genus from the early Permian who had returned to water feeding on fish Modern reptiles exhibit some form of cold bloodedness so that they have limited the physiological means of keeping the body temperature constant are limited They often rely on external sources of heat Their core temperature is less stable than birds and mammals and hence they need enzymes capable of maintaining efficiency over a great range of temperatures The optimum body temperature range varies with species but is typically below that of warm blooded animals For many lizards it is anywhere between 24 C to 35 C 75 95 F while extreme heat adapted species like the American desert iguana Dipsosaurus dorsalis can have optimal physiological temperatures in the mammalian range between 35 and 40 C 95 and 104 F While the optimum temperature is often encountered when the animal is active the low basal metabolism makes body temperature drop rapidly when the animal is inactive Muscle action produces heat in all animals and this is where reptiles are

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  • Reptiles & Amphibians - Other Cool Stuff About Reptiles!
    though he could have gotten in a lot of trouble I think he learned his lesson though My first massage experience was with a friend of mine who was getting her certification and had to have a certain number of massages to become nuru licensed When a massage therapist candidate is practicing they do not get paid It is considered unethical in their circles to accept pay when you are not legally able to charge for a medical procedure She had the loveliest space as a local spa where she was working under another certified therapist and I immediately felt calmer After their boardroom meeting he continued standing in the room with his hands inside his pocket Then one of her colleagues whom she liked flirting with said Man sorry for the erection She then disappeared into her office leaving the Afro American man with more questions than answers He decided to follow her to her office for some Dark X He knocked and was let in I never thought it would be pissble for such old farts to have so much fun Meet man of blue pills Home Other Cool Stuff About Reptiles Shedding and regenerating tails Lizards like geckos and skinks when captured by the tail will shed part of the tail structure and escape This process called autotomy The detached tail will continue to wiggle and distract the predator s attention while the prey i e the lizard flees The detached tails of leopard geckos can wiggle for up to 20 minutes In many species the tails have an intense colour in order to tempt the attacker to strike it first In the shingleback skink and some species of geckos the tail is short and broad and resembles the head so that the predators may attack it

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  • Reptiles & Amphibians - Rise of the reptiles
    was working under another certified therapist and I immediately felt calmer After their boardroom meeting he continued standing in the room with his hands inside his pocket Then one of her colleagues whom she liked flirting with said Man sorry for the erection She then disappeared into her office leaving the Afro American man with more questions than answers He decided to follow her to her office for some Dark X He knocked and was let in I never thought it would be pissble for such old farts to have so much fun Meet man of blue pills Home Rise of the reptiles Earliest reptiles were largely overshadowed by bigger labyrinthodont amphibians such as Cochleosaurus and remained a small inconspicuous part of the fauna until the Carboniferous Rainforest collapsed This sudden collapse affected various groups Amphibians were devastated while reptiles survived and fared better since their bodies adapted to the drier conditions that followed Amphibians need to be in water to lay eggs But reptiles could lay eggs since those possess a shell that allows them to be laid on land They acquired new niches at a faster rate than before the collapse They acquired new feeding strategies including herbivory and carnivory previously only having been insectivores and piscivores From this point forward reptiles dominated communities and set the stage for the Mesozoic era known as the Age of Reptiles Mesosaurus one of the earliest known reptiles was a genus from the early Permian who had returned to water feeding on fish Modern reptiles exhibit some form of cold bloodedness so that they have limited the physiological means of keeping the body temperature constant are limited They often rely on external sources of heat Their core temperature is less stable than birds and mammals and hence they need enzymes capable

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  • Reptiles & Amphibians - Reptiles? A Little Know-How
    I think he learned his lesson though My first massage experience was with a friend of mine who was getting her certification and had to have a certain number of massages to become nuru licensed When a massage therapist candidate is practicing they do not get paid It is considered unethical in their circles to accept pay when you are not legally able to charge for a medical procedure She had the loveliest space as a local spa where she was working under another certified therapist and I immediately felt calmer After their boardroom meeting he continued standing in the room with his hands inside his pocket Then one of her colleagues whom she liked flirting with said Man sorry for the erection She then disappeared into her office leaving the Afro American man with more questions than answers He decided to follow her to her office for some Dark X He knocked and was let in I never thought it would be pissble for such old farts to have so much fun Meet man of blue pills Home Reptiles A Little Know How Ever seen lizards crawling on the walls or turtles in the sea and out of it And in case you have seen crocodiles and snakes from a close distance and come off without a bite or fear in the heart you are lucky But this is pretty much not about you It is about the class these animals and their kind represents They are reptiles Reptiles have been an evolutionary grade of animals and comprise even some of the extinct mammals The validity of this class is not supported universally in scientific circles because of the evolutionary history they carry with themselves The study of reptiles historically combined with that of amphibians is called herpetology The

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