"It's alive!"
"It's alive!"

All melodrama aside, this is the section of the site devoted to all the living, or extant, branches of Reptilia. Here one will find information on today's living alligators & crocodiles, turtles & tortoises, snakes & lizards, tuataras and the enigmatic amphisbaenians.

Click on the links below to be taken to the reptile group of your choice.

Cousins to the dinosaurs. Last of a great line. Meet these toothy denizens of the waterways.

Both feared and worshipped, few animals strike the curiosity of man more than snakes. Relative newcomers (evolutionarily), behold the amazing diversity of these legless wonders.

Long name, short species count. The tuatara is the only surviving member of this once great order. Living fossil? Strange lizard? See just what makes them so unique.
Possibly the most unique of the reptiles, with one of the longest evolutionary histories. See just how much variety one can pull out of these shells.
The quintessential reptile. From chasing insects up walls to tackling water buffalo; lizards are some of the most diverse vertebrates alive today.
The 3rd and most cryptic "suborder" of squamates, find out the real story of these "worm lizards."