Animals Of The Week

closeup photography of brown spider


Spiders are an order of arthropods belonging to the class of arachnids. Other arachnids are also referred to by the term 'spider', such as the sea spiders and whip spiders. The representatives of the order Araneae are therefore also called "true spiders" to distinguish them from the other groups. Nearly
brown lizard


Lizards (Lacertilia) form a suborder of the scale reptiles (Squamata), which has more than 7100 species. This makes lizards the largest group of all modern reptiles. Lizards usually remain small, most species do not exceed 50 centimeters including tail, and few species reach a length of more than one meter.

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