Friday, September 7, 2012

The Most: Related to Animals -4 (Reptiles)

Anaconda


1.         Fastest snake
African mumba (30 km/hr)
2.         Heaviest snake
Anaconda (8.25 m length; 227 kg)
3.         Highest lifespan among animals
Giant tortoise (190-200 yrs)
4.         Largest and Heaviest reptile
Estuarine Crocodile (found in Asia, Australia). Average length (male) up to 4.3 m.
Longest ever recorded 8.23 m
5.         Largest crocodile
Ghariel (Indian crocodile)
6.         Largest fossil
Dipiodocus (an extinct reptile)
7.         Largest living reptile
Giant monitor of Jawa, Veranus komodoensis (12 ft)
8.         Largest lizard
Komodo dragon (K. monitor) (found in Indonesian Island). length up to 3 m
9.         Largest number of ribs among animals
Snake
10.       Largest poisonous snake
King cobra (Naja hennah)
11.       Largest reptile
Crocodilus porosus
12.       Largest reptile (extinct)
Dinausor
13.       Largest snake
Python (Azgar; non-poisnous), Malaya
14.       Largest tortoise
Galapagos Tortoise (Geochelone elephantopus)
15.       Largest Turtle
Pacific leatherback turtle. Average length (male) up to 2.13 m. weight up to 363 kg.
16.       Longest fangs
Gaboon viper (Bitus gabonica)
17.       Longest poisonous snake
King cobra (Ophiophagus) (5.5 m)
18.       Longest snake
Reticulated python 
(Found in India and South-east Asia). Average length more than 6 m. Longest ever recorded 10 m
19.       Most poisonous land snake
Smooth scale snake (Australia) Fierce Snake (found in Australia) has most toxic venom.
20.       Most poisonous snake
Sea snakes (Hydrophis belcheri) (found in North West Australia)
21.       Most venomous sea snake
Hydrphis
22.       Oldest living reptile
Sphenodon (Living fossil of Newzealand)
23.       Smallest known non-avian dinosaur
Anchiornis, a genus of feathered dinosaur that lived in what is now China during the Late Jurassic Period 160 to 155 million years ago. Adult specimens range from 34 cm (13 in) long, and the weight has been estimated at up to 110 g (3.9 oz). Nevertheless, sizes of dinosaurs are commonly labelled with a level of uncertainty, as the available material often (or even usually) is incomplete.
24.       Smallest lizard
Dwarf Gecko
25.       Smallest snake
Microtyphlos (non-poisnous)
Thread snake (Leptotyphlos bilineata)
26.       Smallest snake in India
Typhlina brahmina
27.       Smallest tortoise

28.       Smallest turtle
Speckled Padloper Tortoise (Homopus signatus) from South Africa. The males measure 6–8 cm (2.4–3.1 in), while females measure up to almost 10 cm (3.9 in).

Komodo dragon
Galapagos tortoise



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