reptile family

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Noun1.reptile family - a family of reptilesreptile family - a family of reptiles      
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
Chelydridae, family Chelydridae - snapping turtles
family Kinosternidae, Kinosternidae - mud turtles; musk turtles
Emydidae, family Emydidae - box and water turtles
family Trionychidae, Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtles
family Pygopodidae, Pygopodidae - Australian and Tasmanian lizards
family Teiidae, Teiidae - whiptails; etc.
Agamidae, family Agamidae - an Old World reptile family of Sauria
Anguidae, family Anguidae - alligator lizards
family Xenosauridae, Xenosauridae - monotypic family of Mexican lizards
Anniellidae, family Anniellidae - legless lizards
family Lanthanotidae, Lanthanotidae - stout-bodied lizards
family Helodermatidae, Helodermatidae - only known venomous lizards
family Lacertidae, Lacertidae - Old World lizards
Chamaeleonidae, Chamaeleontidae, family Chamaeleonidae, family Chamaeleontidae, family Rhiptoglossa, Rhiptoglossa - Old World chameleons; in some classifications they are considered a superfamily of Sauria
family Varanidae, Varanidae - monitor lizards
Alligatoridae, family Alligatoridae - alligators; caimans
Ceratopsidae, family Ceratopsidae - American ceratopsian dinosaurs
family Hadrosauridae, Hadrosauridae - duck-billed dinosaurs; upper Cretaceous
family Titanosauridae, Titanosauridae - herbivorous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous
Dromaeosauridae, family Dromaeosauridae - swift-running bipedal dinosaurs
Edaphosauridae, family Edaphosauridae - a family of reptiles of the order Pelycosauria
family Pterodactylidae, Pterodactylidae - a reptile family in the order Pterosauria
family Ichthyosauridae, Ichthyosauridae - later ichthyosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous; widely distributed in both hemispheres
Colubridae, family Colubridae - nonvenomous snakes; about two-thirds of all living species
Boidae, family Boidae - boas and pythons
Pythoninae, subfamily Pythoninae - Old World boas: pythons; in some classifications considered a separate family from Boidae
family Pythonidae, Pythonidae - in some classifications a family separate from Boidae comprising Old World boas
Elapidae, family Elapidae - cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
family Viperidae, Viperidae - Old World vipers
Crotalidae, family Crotalidae - New World vipers: pit vipers
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Of course, they're not actual dragons and are part of the animal world's reptile family. However, due to their nature, they might just as well be, sans the fire breath.
The aquatic reptile, which had four flippers, was a member of the reptile family elasmosaurid, and the discovery points to a vibrant marine ecosystem just before the mass extinction of dinosaurs.
1) Turtles existed on this Earth before most other members of the reptile family like snakes, lizards and alligators.
Al Ain -- Al Ain Zoo has kicked off the New Year by welcoming new additions to the reptile family, including the Afro-Asian Sand Snake, Royal Python, Dhab (Spiny-tailed Agama), and Indian Star Tortoise.
But the latest research from Petrified Forest reveals that these three-foot-long creatures are, in fact, members of a reptile family previously unknown to science.