Skeletal Adaptations for an Aquatic Lifestyle in the Tail of Reptiles
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Many reptiles are adapted for aquatic habitats. Crocodilians (such as the American alligator Alligator mississippiensis), the marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) and Philippine Sailfin lizard (Hydrosaurus pustulatus) are all examples of reptiles that can be found in aquatic environments. We hypothesize that organisms adapted for an aquatic lifestyle should have anatomical adaptations related to that lifestyle.