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Reptilia Collection

"Exploring the Fascinating World of Reptilia: From Captive Crested Geckos to Majestic Sea Turtles" Captivated by the beauty and uniqueness of reptiles

Background imageReptilia Collection: Ophthalmosaurus icenius

Ophthalmosaurus icenius was a common ichthyosaur that lived during the middle Jurassic period. This specimen was discovered in Oxford clay

Background imageReptilia Collection: Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop

Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop
General Museum poster. Drawing of a child leading a dinosaur out of the Museum, with the slogan Take something home with you from the Natural History [Museum] Shop, South Kensington, London

Background imageReptilia Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical lithograph cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageReptilia Collection: RF - Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swimming over a coral reef

RF - Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swimming over a coral reef. Whilst a Predatory bandcheek wrasse (Oxycheilinus digrammus)

Background imageReptilia Collection: Varanus komodoensis, Komodo Dragon, rear view

Varanus komodoensis, Komodo Dragon, rear view

Background imageReptilia Collection: Crested Gecko (Correlophus Ciliates) in captivity, New Caledonia, Pacific

Crested Gecko (Correlophus Ciliates) in captivity, New Caledonia, Pacific

Background imageReptilia Collection: Ichthyosaurus acutirostris

Ichthyosaurus acutirostris
A fossil specimen of the extinct fish-like marine reptile Ichthyosaurus acutirostris from Germany. It lived during the Lower Jurassic period 205-180 million years ago

Background imageReptilia Collection: Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake

Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake
Hand-coloured engraving from An account of Indian Serpents collected on the coast of Coromandel. The Patrick Russell Collection 1796 Date: 1796

Background imageReptilia Collection: Desert Spider Ball Python or Royal Python -Python regius-, male

Desert Spider Ball Python or Royal Python -Python regius-, male

Background imageReptilia Collection: Scleromochlus

Scleromochlus were bipedal reptiles that grew to around 3 feet long. They lived around 200 million years during the end of the Triassic period. Illustration by Neave Parker

Background imageReptilia Collection: Ornithosuchus

Ornithosuchus
An illustration by Neave Parker of the Ornithosuchus, a thecodont, an extinct bipedal reptile closedly related to the dinosaur. It lived around 185 million years ago

Background imageReptilia Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical pen and ink cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageReptilia Collection: Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra porteri) feeding on grass, Santa Cruz Highlands

Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra porteri) feeding on grass, Santa Cruz Highlands, Galapagos

Background imageReptilia Collection: The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park

The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park
Original artwork by Walter Ray Woods for Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Background imageReptilia Collection: Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus

Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus
Sheet 3 of a series of posters by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862, showing Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus. Date: circa 1862

Background imageReptilia Collection: Ptychozoon kohli, flying gecko

Ptychozoon kohli, flying gecko
Hand coloured lithograph from final volume of Erpetologie Generale ou Histoire Naturelle complcte des Reptiles (1854) by A.M.C. Dumeril, G. Bibron, and A. Dumeril

Background imageReptilia Collection: Coprolite, fossil dung

Coprolite, fossil dung
A coprolite is a fossilized dropping, perhaps from a Dinosaur. Length 29cm

Background imageReptilia Collection: Liopleurodon vertebra

Liopleurodon vertebra
A fossil vertebra from the pliosaur, Liopleurodon. These were carnivorous marine reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. This specimen was discovered in Kimmeridge, Southern England

Background imageReptilia Collection: Komodo Dragon -Varanus komodoensis-, Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Komodo Dragon -Varanus komodoensis-, Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Background imageReptilia Collection: Green turtles

Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) resting on the seabed. This turtle is found in warm tropical waters. It is herbivorous and feeds on algae and sea grasses

Background imageReptilia Collection: Galapagos land iguana

Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus). This lizard is endemic to the Galapagos Islands, inhabiting the drier areas

Background imageReptilia Collection: Sceloporus asper, spiny lizard

Sceloporus asper, spiny lizard
Illustration of a spiny lizard from Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1897). This illustration is on display in the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageReptilia Collection: Mosasaur: Platycarpus ictericus

Mosasaur: Platycarpus ictericus
Giant marine reptile. 83-81 million year old specimen from the Late Cretaceous, Kansas, USA

Background imageReptilia Collection: Green turtles mating

Green turtles mating. The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is critically under threat of extinction and is a protected species. Photographed off Sipadan, Sabah, Malaysia

Background imageReptilia Collection: American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) shows off its teeth

American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) shows off its teeth. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea

Background imageReptilia Collection: Plesiosaur sketch

Plesiosaur sketch
A sketch of the plesiosaur fossil discovered by Mary Anning

Background imageReptilia Collection: Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) sitting on branch with black background, Nosy Faly

Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) sitting on branch with black background, Nosy Faly, Madagascar

Background imageReptilia Collection: Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) swimming underwater, Fernandina Island, Galapagos

Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) swimming underwater, Fernandina Island, Galapagos

Background imageReptilia Collection: Wall Gecko (Tarentola mauritanica), Majorca, Spain, Europe

Wall Gecko (Tarentola mauritanica), Majorca, Spain, Europe

Background imageReptilia Collection: Paradox Super Fire Ball Python or Royal Python -Python regius-, male

Paradox Super Fire Ball Python or Royal Python -Python regius-, male

Background imageReptilia Collection: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed. The Bahamas

Background imageReptilia Collection: Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) silhouettes at sunset, Punta Vicente Roca

Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) silhouettes at sunset, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Background imageReptilia Collection: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) with rays of sunlight, black and white image, Akumal, Caribbean Sea

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) with rays of sunlight, black and white image, Akumal, Caribbean Sea, Mexico, July. Second place in the Visions of our Nature 2018

Background imageReptilia Collection: Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait

Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait
Snake skin mounted on paper, The Patrick Russell Collection c.1790 Date: circa 1790

Background imageReptilia Collection: Royal Python -Python regius-, Mojave Razor, female, Markus Theimer reptile breeding, Austria

Royal Python -Python regius-, Mojave Razor, female, Markus Theimer reptile breeding, Austria

Background imageReptilia Collection: Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection (Zoology)

Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection (Zoology)
Plate 102 from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China 1774-1856

Background imageReptilia Collection: Snake skeleton by Albertus Seba

Snake skeleton by Albertus Seba
Tab 107 illustrating a section of snake skeleton from Thesaurus, by Albertus Seba

Background imageReptilia Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Lord Rothschild, founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, riding on the back of a giant tortoise

Background imageReptilia Collection: Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) swimming with angelfish, Punta Vicente Roca

Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) swimming with angelfish, Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Background imageReptilia Collection: Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on shore, Punta Moreno, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on shore, Punta Moreno, Isabela Island, Galapagos

Background imageReptilia Collection: King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) in strike pose, Malaysia

King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) in strike pose, Malaysia

Background imageReptilia Collection: Portrait of a Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) in morning light

Portrait of a Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) in morning light. Sipadan Island, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Celebes Sea

Background imageReptilia Collection: Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins

Pen and ink sketch by B. Waterhouse Hawkins
Sketch on the reverse of a letter dated 24 October 1855, written to Professor Richard Owen from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Date: 1855

Background imageReptilia Collection: Acanthostega

Acanthostega
Model of one of the earliest tetrapods, animals with back-bones capable of living on land. This Acanthostega lived during the late Devonian of East Greenland

Background imageReptilia Collection: Dicynodon, Labyrinthodon & Rhyncosaurus

Dicynodon, Labyrinthodon & Rhyncosaurus
Sketch design for models to be constructed at Crystal Palace. Watercolour painting by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, 1809-1889

Background imageReptilia Collection: Reptile Gallery, November 1889

Reptile Gallery, November 1889
The Reptile Gallery displayed a collection of stuffed specimens and skeletons of reptiles, including crocodiles, lizards, snakes and tortoises

Background imageReptilia Collection: Dinosaur tail bones

Dinosaur tail bones
From a Palaeontology field trip in Niger, West Africa

Background imageReptilia Collection: Cheirotherium footprint

Cheirotherium footprint
Footprints of Cheirotherium stortonense, an extinct reptile, on a slab of Triassic sandstone from Storeton, Cheshire, UK



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"Exploring the Fascinating World of Reptilia: From Captive Crested Geckos to Majestic Sea Turtles" Captivated by the beauty and uniqueness of reptiles, we delve into the captivating world with a glimpse at the stunning Crested Gecko (Correlophus Ciliates) in captivity, hailing from New Caledonia in the Pacific. Awful changes take a comical twist as we witness a cartoon depiction of these remarkable creatures, showcasing their incredible adaptability and charm. Dive into an underwater paradise as an RF - Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) gracefully swims over a vibrant coral reef, reminding us of the delicate balance within our oceans that they help maintain. The Natural History Shop offers you a chance to bring home a piece of this enchanting world with unique reptilian treasures waiting to be discovered – take something special with you and let your fascination grow. Venture into Komodo National Park in Indonesia where the mighty Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) roams freely on Rinca Island, leaving visitors awe-struck by its sheer size and ancient allure. Witness nature's gentle giants as Santa Cruz Galapagos tortoises (Chelonoidis nigra porteri) leisurely graze on grass amidst Santa Cruz Highlands – living relics that remind us of Earth's rich history. Step back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth; imagine encountering magnificent creatures like Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus, whose fossils provide valuable insights into prehistoric life. Get up close and personal with Varanus komodoensis, better known as Komodo Dragons – marvel at their impressive rear view while appreciating their role as apex predators in their natural habitat.