5 Largest Reptiles on Earth

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Reptiles have been around some 300 million years, and our planet has seen its fair share of gigantic scaled beasts during its history. That said, only a few behemoths from the golden age of reptiles still exist today.


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Here we present the five largest reptiles on Earth; the biggest in the four commonly recognized reptilian orders.

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1. Saltwater Crocodile (Order: Crocodilians)

The saltwater crocodile is the largest living reptile in the world, growing to a length of over 6 meters (20 ft). These mean-toothed giants are able to crush the skulls of cows between their jaws and, should the mood take them, can easily eat a human. The areas of largest croc populations in Australia are clearly marked, so people know where not to stray and so avoid ending up as a croc’s lunch.

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