Perhaps the best, well known of the reptiles are the dinosaurs with the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex never failing to capture the imagination. This, however, should not overshadow the incredible diversity of reptiles now numbering over 11,000 species inhabiting our planet, particularly as the crocodilians can be traced back to the time of the dinosaurs and have remained a perfect predator for millions of years since. From the smallest chameleons to the most gigantic of snakes, reptiles inhabit every continent except Antarctica and are crucial players in carnivore conservation and protecting ecosystems throughout the world as both predator and prey. 

Species spotlight

Find out about incredible reptiles from around the world.  

A closer look