During the colder months these reptiles remain in a torpid state.
These great reptiles may attain a length of To ft.; they feed on small animals which they crush to death in their folds.
Among reptiles the various kinds of lizard are noticeable.
Reptiles are numerous.
Starting from the basis " that the phrase `birds are greatly modified reptiles' would hardly be an exaggerated expression of the closeness " of the resemblance between the two classes, which he had previously brigaded under the name of Sauropsida (as he had brigaded the Pisces and Amphibia as Ichthyopsida), he drew in bold outline both their likenesses and their differences, and then proceeded to inquire how the A y es could be most appropriately subdivided into orders, suborders and families.