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View Poll Results: Most intelligent Reptile group.
Boas 1 1.64%
Aquatic turtles 1 1.64%
Tortoises 17 27.87%
Lizards 8 13.11%
Pythons 2 3.28%
All other snakes 2 3.28%
Crocodiles/Alligators 12 19.67%
Monitors 18 29.51%
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Old 03-24-03, 03:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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you didnt have it on the list, but ive noticed thet forest cobras (Naja melanoluca) have an erie sort of "intelligent" way they behave and look at you....sounds silly
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...Well it's scientifically the crocodilians. Being because their brains are more advanced than any other reptilian and the brain inhabits the cerebral cortex, and from what I know and read they are the only reptilians to have a brain that enables them to have far more than
basic thoughts and regular instincts.
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Well i said Alligators, why because i use to have a real big one and i know them all to well.. Not only are they very intelligent, great at remembering things, recognizing things and also very good at being hardheaded, crazy, and very sneaky to boot!! LOL!!
But yeah monitors are very intelligent, and can be down right dog tame pets..
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Old 03-24-03, 08:19 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I picked tortoises, because they are smart enough to out live the rest of the reptile world.

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Hmm no one's mentioned the escaping ability of a snake, granted, it's a very specialised form of inteligence, but if there's a way out a snake will find it.
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Old 03-24-03, 10:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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well, KrokadilyanGuy3 hit the nail right on the head. It is scientific fact that crocodilians are the most intelligent of all reptiles. And anyone working with crocs, even for a short time, would find this to be true very quickly. Crocs are also more closely related to birds than other reptiles.

other apex predators in the reptile world also show some form of higher intelligence, here are a few examples:

king cobra, reticulated python, komodo dragon, crocodile monitor, anaconda.

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cocs that is my vote
there is no point in liveing if you dont take risks
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Originally posted by Burmies
I picked tortoises, because they are smart enough to out live the rest of the reptile world.
They have outlived a lot of other reptiles because they have evolved that way, not necessarily because of brainpower. Intelligence does not determine lifespan or any physical attributes that may develop over time in reptiles.
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I'd have to say monitors. They seem to always have the wheels turning. I'm not sure about all pythons but retics seem to be pretty intelligent as well.
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wood turtles can surmount a six foot chainlink fence, along with other snapping turtles, but the wood turtle is known to be a great problem solver.
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