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S: Reptiles: Class Reptilia


FC: Reptiles By: Christian Le

1: Scientist who studied reptiles: *Herpetologist is the type of scientist who studies reptiles and amphibians

3: 5 Different Names of Species *Caudata - Salamanders *Squamata - Lizards *Squamata - Snakes *Crocodilia - Crocodilians *Testudines - Turtles

5: Structure and Function: *there are several traits that they all share, all reptiles are ectotherms, vertebrates, and have scaly skin *ectotherms refers to organisms that control body temperature through external means, organisms are dependent on environmental heat sources

7: Special features/adaptations : *Becoming camouflage to avoid their prey *They also can move very fast on land *Reptiles have thick skin that minimizes water loss. *Reptiles are cold-blooded, their body temperature stays about the same as the temperature of their surroundings.

9: Reproduction: *Some reptiles lay eggs and others deliver live young. Females do not need the presence of a male in order to lay eggs *Both male and female reptiles possess internal sexual organs that can be difficult to detect externally with the naked eye. The male reptile's testicles are housed within its body. Males either have a single penis (turtles and crocodile) or two hemipenes (lizards and snakes)

10: Basic Characteristics: * Reptiles get there food by catching other animals or they take a bite in a plant, their diet are usually plants or meat * Reptiles can move in many ways. Turtles use their legs to walk or swim. Lizard can run quickly or climb trees. Snakes don't have legs, so they move by making wave motions with their body. *Reptiles can live in hot deserts, swamps, tropic jungles, dark caves and even in the ocean there is many places where they can live you see.

11: * Some behaviors that reptiles show to show that they are uncomfortable or insecure are: -Breathing heavily with lots of noticeable movement in the rib cage area -Fussiness, squirming, and hissing in an usually tame reptile -Trying to climb you or get away -Drawing away when you go to pick him up -Striking and biting *inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide

13: Origin of Reptiles: *The origin of the reptiles lies about 320 million years ago, in the steaming swamps of the late Carboniferous period *The oldest known animal that may have been an amniote, i.e. a primitive reptile rather than an advanced amphibian is Casineria. *dinosaurs are also considered reptiles

15: Q1: How do crocodiles clean there teeth? A- they let birds clean them B- they use a special tooth brush C- they don't clean their teeth

17: Q2: Why do snakes stick out there tongue? A- to taste the air B- its too long to stay inside C- to be rub

19: Q3: Why do you think lizards have horns and spikes? A- to look good B- to protect themselves C- to get food

21: Q4: Why do Geckos lick their eyes? A- it taste good B- to keep them moist C- clean them

23: Q5: How does an alligator snapping turtle fish for food? A- use their tongue B- go under water and search C- eat the remains of others

25: Q6: What type of skin do reptiles have? A- smooth B- scaly C- slimy

27: Q7: Which is mostly related to reptiles? A- dinosaurs B- fishes C- dogs

29: Q8: Which reptile is known to stalk humans? A- crocodiles B- komodo dragons C- both

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