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S: Reptiles

BC: Hope you learned more on reptiles!

FC: Ana Sylvia Arias Ms. Iliana Olvera | Reptiles

1: Basic Information | Reptiles are vertebrate animals that have dry, scaly skin, lungs, and terrestrial eggs with several membranes.

2: Classifications

3: There are different classifications for reptiles, since not all of them share specific characteristics. | phylum: chordata

4: The first classification is: lizards and snakes | belong to order Squamata | examples: -rattlesnakes -geckos -iguana

5: Most lizards have legs, clawed toes, external ears, and movable eyelids. Snakes have lost both pairs of legs during the course of their evolution. | example:

6: The second classification is: crocodilians | order: Crocodilia | example: -caiman -crocodile

7: Crocodiles are fierce carnivores that prey on animals such as fish, deer and even humans. | Females watch the eggs

8: . The word turtle means to the reptiles that live in the water, and tortoises refer to those which live in the land. | Turtles and Tortoises

9: order: Testudines | both have a shell built into the skeleton | example: -pond turtles -marine turtles -softshell turtle -tortoises

10: Their color is greenish brown and they measure up to 80 cm from their heads to the tip of their tail. | Tuatara | order: Sphenodontia | FUN FACT: They can hold their breath for an hour!

11: FUN FACT: Tuatara is a Maori word meaning "spiny back"

12: Some reptiles have very strong poisons that when they bite humans or animals, it can be strong enough to ill them


14: Video: | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAtGDQkZzZ8

15: Resources: -Biology Textbook from the classroom -Internet Webpaes like: ~wikipedia.com ~reptiles.com

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