Reptiles and Amphibians

Amphibia, Reptiles and Birds (displays 18-23)

Amphibians live both on land and in water and include frogs, toads and salamanders. Look out for the Midwife Toad, the male of which, after egg laying by the female, carries the eggs around until they hatch. Reptiles are represented, among others, by the skulls and skeletons of crocodiles and snakes, and evidence is presented for the now widely held view that birds evolved from dinosaurs millions of years ago. We even have a newly acquired Dinosaur egg from the Cretaceous period. The young crocodile, green turtle and cobra were all given to the Museum after confiscation at Heathrow airport from illegal shipments of internationally protected species.

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