Turtles can vary widely in size, colors and lifestyle but are easily distinguished from all other reptiles by their external shell. All turtles have a bony shell on both the ventral (plastron) and dorsal (carapace) sides, unlike all other modern
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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