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51,723. Reptiles … can survive in places where amphibians would roast to death in minutes. (Animals & Reptiles) David Attenborough, Life on Earth VII: Victors of the Dry Land
51,724. No bird would want to eat the Australian Thorny Devil. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,725. Temperature control is something all reptiles must achieve. (Animals & Reptiles & Temperatures) ibid.
51,726. At seven metres long and weighing three-quarters of a ton, a Bull Nile Crocodile is the biggest reptile alive today. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
86,586. From all reptile eggs the young clamber out fully formed, virtually exact miniatures of their parents. David Attenborough, Life on Earth (revised series), Fish, Birds & Reptiles
86,587. Their skin – it’s not moist like frogs but tough, covered with scales, and most crucial of all practically watertight. This skin has enabled reptiles to colonise the hottest and driest places on Earth. ibid.
86,588. For the largest plates of all, we must go to the Galapagos Islands for their most famous inhabitants – the Giant Tortoises. ibid.
86,589. This economical method of obtaining heat means that reptiles can survive on about one tenth of the food that a mammal of similar size would require. ibid.
86,590. Like all reptiles it [rattlesnake] has one great limitation – it can’t survive sustained cold. So great areas of the world are closed to reptiles. (Reptile & Snake) ibid.
51,850. Reptiles and amphibians are sometimes thought of as primitive, dull and dimwitted. In fact of course they can be lethally fast, spectacularly beautiful, surprisingly affectionate and very sophisticated. They have remarkably varied ways of catching their prey and defending themselves. (Animals & Reptiles & Amphibians) David Attenborough, Life in Cold Blood I: The Cold Blooded Truth, BBC 2007
51,852. The biggest of all living reptiles ... salt-water crocodile. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,853. Leatherbacks [turtles] are the biggest of all reptiles. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,854. Life in cold blood has been a great success. (Animals & Reptiles & Amphibian) ibid.
51,861. Reptiles: a Monitor Lizard: and its king of this country, the Australian outback. (Animals & Reptiles) David Attenborough, Life in Cold Blood III: Dragons of the Dry
51,862. Madagascar: and here there are over sixty different species of them [chameleon]. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,863. [Australian] Monitors have big muscular throats which they use like bellows ... speeds of over twenty miles an hour. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,864. The lizards have colonized the world. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,869. Cold blooded animals ruled the world. In some places they still do. Some of these reptiles witnessed the diinosaurs come and go. (Animals & Reptiles) David Attenborough, Life in Cold Blood V: Armoured Giants
51,871. The crocodile in short has rows of very effective solar panels. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,872. All crocodilians take good care over their young. (Animals & Reptiles) ibid.
51,956. Behold the marine iguana! … They simply sneeze the excess salt from their blood. (Animals & Galapagos & Reptile) David Attenborough’s Galapagos: Adaptation
51,966. Fernandino’s iguana colony – with no significant predators around, these herbivores produce lots of young … they ventured into the sea itself to graze seaweed on the sea floor. (Animals & Galapagos & Darwin & Reptile) David Attenborough’s Galapagos: Evolution
51,970. A pink iguana … a hundred or so individuals … Nobody knows why it’s pink. (Animals & Galapagos & Reptile & Darwin) ibid.
52,079. Reptiles are a true hallmark of Galapagos. (Animals & Galapagos & Reptile) Nature’s Microworlds I: Galapagos, BBC 2013
52,083. The only sea-going lizard found in the whole world. (Animals & Galapagos & Reptile) ibid.
52,618. Lizards are desert specialists. (Animals & Earth & Desert & Reptiles) David Attenborough, Planet Earth: Deserts e5
52,860. The marine iguana of the Galapagos are the world’s only sea-going lizards. Seaweed is all they eat. (Ocean & Sea & Animal & Reptile & Galapagos) David Attenborough: The Blue Planet VIII: Coasts
95,825. There are two small islets off the Croatian coast called Pod Kopiste and Pod Mrcaru. In 1971 a population of common Mediterranean lizards, Podarcis sicula, which mainly eat insects, was present on Pod Kopiste but there were none on Pod Mrcaru. In that year experimenters transported five pairs of Padarcis sicula from Pod Kopiste and released them on Pod Mrcaru ... Herrel and his colleagues made observations on the descendants of the transported lizards and compared them with lizards living on the original ancestral island. There were marked differences. (Evolution & Change & Reptile & Experiment) Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth pp113-114
52,066. Once it [lizard] has locked on to a scent it is relentless. (Animals & Reptile) Life on Fire: Ash Runners, Jeremy Irons narrator
104,387. The pink iguana is a new species. (Galapagos & Reptile) Galapagos I: Cauldron of Life, BBC 2017
104,388. These are the world’s only sea-going lizards. (Galapagos & Reptile) ibid.
107,607. Leatherbacks have a crucial advantage over other smaller sea turtles. Unusually for reptiles they can generate body heat which their huge bulk helps them to retain. (Ocean & Reptile) Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth I: Life Stream, BBC 2015