Chapter 31-1 Reptiles<br />
Ectotherm<br />Animal that relies on interactions with the environment to help it control body temperatures<br />
Amniotic egg<br />Egg composed of shell and membranes that create a protected environment in which the embryo can develop ...
Carapace<br />In crustaceans, the part of the exoskeleton that covers the cephalothorax ; in turtles and tortoises the dor...
Plastron<br />Ventral part if a turtle’s or tortoise’s shell.<br />
Key Concepts<br />A reptile is a vertebrate that has dry, scaly skin, lungs, and terrestrial eggs with several membranes.<...
Key concept<br />Well- developed lungs; a double-loop circulatory system; a water-conserving excretory system; strong limb...
Key concept<br />The four surviving groups of reptiles are lizards and snakes, crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, and the t...
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Biology chapter 31 1 reptiles

  1. 1. Chapter 31-1 Reptiles<br />
  2. 2. Ectotherm<br />Animal that relies on interactions with the environment to help it control body temperatures<br />
  3. 3. Amniotic egg<br />Egg composed of shell and membranes that create a protected environment in which the embryo can develop out of the water<br />
  4. 4. Carapace<br />In crustaceans, the part of the exoskeleton that covers the cephalothorax ; in turtles and tortoises the dorsal part of the shell<br />
  5. 5. Plastron<br />Ventral part if a turtle’s or tortoise’s shell.<br />
  6. 6. Key Concepts<br />A reptile is a vertebrate that has dry, scaly skin, lungs, and terrestrial eggs with several membranes.<br />
  7. 7. Key concept<br />Well- developed lungs; a double-loop circulatory system; a water-conserving excretory system; strong limbs; internal fertilization; and shelled, terrestrial eggs are the other adaptations that have contributed to the success of reptiles on land.<br />
  8. 8. Key concept<br />The four surviving groups of reptiles are lizards and snakes, crocodilians, turtles, tortoises, and the tuatara.<br />

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