Reptor is a term that is not part of the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). It is a term used by some people to refer to the crawling species.
The verb creep yes it is accepted by the RAE with reference to the action of dragging to move. This method of displacement is the one used by reptiles: animals with vertebrae that, because they lack or have very short legs, move by crawling and brushing the surface with their belly.
While snakes are often the first animals we think of when we look for examples of this mechanism displacement, there are many others, some of which are very small and absolutely harmless compared to these; such is the case of Earthworms, a family that includes around 6 thousand species, of which the human being has cataloged about 4 thousand.
As a curious fact, earthworms have their origin in water, and this can be seen in some of their characteristics: for example, they depend on humidity to survive, they have skin respiration and systems to resist drying out. In ecosystems in which they are considered a keystone species, their role is truly important, since:
* they collaborate with the formation of the soil;
* They are the largest zoo in the I usually;
* they are great promoters of the activity of microbes;
* they constantly intervene in the Nitrogen and Carbon cycles;
* They are the fundamental food for certain species of mammals (such as wild boars, foxes and badgers) and birds, for which reason they enjoy considerable importance in the trophic webs (also known as food webs, it’s about the way food chains connect to each other to explain who eats who in a certain community ecological);
* They have a positive impact on the properties of the soil, both physically and chemically.
From these definitions, therefore, the notion of reptor emerged informally. Some, in this way, speak of reptores to name the animals that crawl: “The viper is a reptilian animal, capable of crawling at great speed”, “Be careful with the creepers that can surprise you when you walk through the undergrowth”, “The reptor sidled up and bit the scout on his ankle.”.
It is important to note that, due to its lack of acceptance by the RAE, it is advisable to use other terms that are equivalent to reptor. In fact, reptile is the appropriate concept to name the animals that crawl. In this sense, it can be said that reptor is a deviation from the term reptile that, at least for the moment, is not recognized by the body in charge of setting the criteria and principles of our tongue.
Reptor, on the other hand, it is the name given to a computer solution developed especially for pharmaceutical companies. The company that created this software is based in the Israeli city of Netanya.
In the field of video games, Reptor is also the name of a character belonging to the series Fire emblem, specifically to the title Genealogy of the Holy War. It’s about the Duke of the Castle Freege and prime minister of Grannvale. Throughout the history of the game, Reptor participates in a conspiracy to increase its power on a continental level, committing acts such as the assassination of a king, which negatively affects the course of a war that already took place before its intervention. Its original name is Japanese and, as a curious fact, the fans in charge of the first unofficial translation called it “Leptor”, since there is no ‘l’ sound in Japanese, and its ‘r’ is usually pronounced halfway between both letters (if we observe it from our language).