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S: Reptiles

BC: References: Miller & Levine. Biology. Ed. Prentice Hall

FC: Reptiles | Rosa Ortega Paulina Prom

1: A vertebrate that has dry, scaly skin, lungs, and terrestrial eggs with several membranes. | All belong to the Phylum: Vertebrates

2: Snakes

3: * Order: Squamata or scaly reptiles. * Highly efficient predators * Some can grow to more than 8 meters of length * Some produce venom. | Ex. Tropical kingsnake

4: Lizards

5: * Order: Squamata or scaly reptiles. * Lizards have legs, clawed toes, external ears, and movable eyelids. * Some produce venom (Gila monsters) | Ex. Jackson's chameleon (lizard)

6: * Order: Crocodilia * Fierce carnivorous that prey on animals like fish, deer and humans. | Crocodilians

7: * Live only in tropics and subtropics with warm climates. * Long and typically broad snout and squat appearance. | Ex. Nile crocodile

8: Turtles and tortoises

9: * Order: Testudines * Shell consists of two parts: a dorsal (carapace) and ventral part (plastron). * The head, legs and tail stick out through holes where the carapace and plastron join. * Possess strong limbs and have horny ridges. | Ex. Red-eared slider turtle

10: * Order: Sphenodonta * Found only on a few islands around the coast of New Zeeland. * They are like lizards but they lack external ears and retain primitive scales. * They have a third eye on the top of the brain that can sense the level of sunlight. | Tuataras

13: Ecology of Reptiles | Humans hunt reptiles for food and to sell as pets. Also for their skins, from which bags, boots, and combs are made. Laws protect some species, such as sea turtles.

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