18 Weird and Most Rarest Reptiles in The World

The estuarine, or saltwater, crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is found throughout the tropical regions of Asia and the Pacific. The Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa State, India, houses four measuring more than 6m (19 ft eight in) in length, the largest being over several unauthenticated reports of specimens up to 10 m (33 ft) in length. Adult males average 4.2-4.8m (14-16 ft) in length and weigh about 408-520 kg (900-1,150 lb).

18 Weird and Most Rarest Reptiles In The World

By Mr Ghaz, February 14, 2011

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18 Weird and Most Rarest Reptiles In The World

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Smallest Chelonian

Of all the chelonians-turtles, tortoises and terrapins-the smallest is the speckled cape tortoise or speckled padloper (Homopus signatus). It has a shell length of 6-9.6 cm (2.3-3.7in)-so small that the tortoise can hide in tiny gaps between rocks.

Largest Gecko

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Delcourt’s giant gecko (Hoplodactylus delcourti) is known from only a single mounted and stuffed specimen measuring 61cm (2ft) long. It had been on display at the Marseille Natural History Museum in France for more than a century before, in 1979, it was recognized by curator Alain Delcourt as representing a species unknown to science. The gecko was formally named and described in 1986.

Fastest Lizard

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In a series of experiments conducted by Professor Raymond Huey from the University of Washington, USA, and colleagues at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, the highest burst speed recorded for any reptile on land was 34.9km/h (21.7 mph) achieved by Ctenosaura, a spiny-tailed iguana from Central America.

Longest Reptilian Incubation Period

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Of all the egg-laying reptiles the tuataras have to keep their eggs warm the longest before they are ready to hatch. Scientists have recorded tuataras incubating eggs for as long as 13 to 15 months before their offspring emerge from their shells.

Largest Crocodile Eggs

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15 Responses to “18 Weird and Most Rarest Reptiles in The World”
  1. CHIPMUNK Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

    awesome lovely pics and great work


  2. webseowriters Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

    A nice share buddy


  3. MaxBuceo Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Very interesting, i like this post


  4. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Another great piece of yours. Detail and interesting to read.


  5. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

    This is such an impressive and interesting post. Well done.

    Christine


  6. Angela Ohm Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Great article and wonderful pictures ! Thank you for sharing.

    Angela


  7. Thhe Blue Dragon Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    it`s the first time is see ( Largest Gecko )

    thanks for sharing


  8. Kate Smedley Says...

    On February 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Outstanding article – some very weird reptiles as you say. Great work mrghaz.


  9. mtrguanlao Says...

    On February 15, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Wow,amazing! Love those photos! Great article!


  10. papaleng Says...

    On February 15, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Really weird! interesting post again, friend.


  11. SharifaMcFarlane Says...

    On February 18, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Knowing that a crocodile can reach a speed of 17 km/h is a little unsettling.


  12. J M Lennox Says...

    On February 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Wonderful. That tortoise is just too gorgeous.


  13. revivor Says...

    On February 28, 2011 at 6:20 am

    always loved crocs – well, photos of crocs!!


  14. Raj the Tora Says...

    On March 5, 2011 at 4:52 am

    very good work in compiling these details. Every picture was well selected and cute adorable creatures. :)


  15. Tiki33 Says...

    On March 8, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Very interesting article. I enjoyed reading it and loved the pictures. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderfully displayed article.


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