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Arctic Reptiles

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  1. animalszoos

    animalszoos Well-Known Member

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    Can someone give me a list of reptiles that live in the Arctic.
     
  2. MoleRat

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    it's only four species of lizard (Example : Vivaporous lizard)
     
  3. animalszoos

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    What are the other 3 species?
     
  4. Dassie rat

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    I've found the names four reptiles living within the Arctic Circle:
    Arctic snow lizard (I couldn't find a Latin name for this animal)
    Viviparous lizard (Zootaca vivipara)
    European adder (Vipera berus)
    Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
     
  5. animalszoos

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    Thank you! :)
     
  6. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks animalzoos

    I must admit that I hadn't heard of the Arctic snow lizard before.
     
  7. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    the Arctic snow lizard is not a real animal, so not surprising you hadn't heard of it before.
     
  8. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

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    Hello Chlidonias

    I wondered about that. The 'Arctic snow lizard' appeared in a few websites, including a map of where it lives and details of what it ate, but there was no Latin name anywhere, so I wasn't sure if it existed or not. I saw the website that stated that the only Arctic reptiles were four species of lizard, even though I remember reading years ago that the European adder lives within the Arctic Circle. At least I didn't assume that the Arctic monkeys are distantly related to Japanese macaques.
     
  9. animalszoos

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    I believe Arctic Monkeys are a musical band.
    If the Arctic Snow Lizard does not exist, what would be the fourth arctic reptile then?