Leopard gecko

The leopard gecko is a reptile.

Reptiles are animals in the class Reptilia, with around 6000 known species. The study of reptiles is called herpetology.


Many reptiles are covered by scales. They range in parameters but most are generally long with a slender profile. One exception is with turtles and tortoises. Many are carnivorous, but some are omnivores and a very small number are herbivores.


The majority of reptiles are obligate carnivores. A similar number are omnivores, with a few herbivores in the class.