FC: Reptiles By Kamran Paracha, Mel Laknanurak, Micah Jude Coburn
1: All information is from "Science Explorer: Life Science Textbook.
2: Biomes Most reptiles live in warm biomes, including tropical rainforests, deserts and savannas.
3: Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Sub-Phylum:Vertebra Class:Reptiles Orders:Lizard, Snakes, Turtles, Alligators and Crocodiles | Classification
4: Reproduction Reptiles reproduce sexually and internally.
5: Behaviors and Characteristics Lizards-have four legs with claws on their toes. Long tails, eyelids, and ears. Some can regenerate their tails. Snakes- have no legs, eyelids, ears and most only have one lungs. Turtles-covered by a protective shell made of ribs and backbones. Alligators and crocodiles- largest, have snouts, sharp teeth and strong tails.
6: Feeding habits Lizards are herbivores. Snakes are carnivores. Some turtles are carnivores others are herbivores. Alligators and crocodiles are carnivores.
7: Symmetry All reptiles have Bilateral symmetry.
8: Reptiles lived in the Carboniferous Era.
9: Reptile Eggs The eggs of reptiles are fertilized from the inside. The shell protects the embryo while it grows and keeps it from drying out. There are 4 layers of a reptile shell; Shell, Albumen, the Membrane, and then the yolk. The reptile’s shell is soft and leathery and tiny holes let oxygen come in.
10: The eggs and organs of reptiles are adapted to save water. A land animal is like a bag of water. To live on land, they have to find a way to keep the water in the bag. Reptiles were the first vertebrates adapted to live well on land.
11: Reptiles get oxygen by breathing with their lungs. Reptiles have two loops where blood circulates through their bodies. In the first loop, the blood travels from the heart to the lungs and travels back to the heart. In the thin, moist surfaces of lung tissue, the oxygen moves into the blood and carbon dioxide moves out. Blood travels from the heart to the tissues of the body in the second loop. In the tissues, oxygen moves out of the blood and carbon dioxide moves into it. Then the blood returns to the heart. The hearts of most reptiles have three chambers. There are two atria and one ventricle.