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Alex Duckworth

on 24 May 2010

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Transcript of Reptiles

Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Reptiles are characterized by breathing air, a "cold-blooded" metabolism, laying tough-shelled eggs , and skin usually covered in scales. Saltwater Crocodile:
Largest Reptile Virgin Islands Dwarf Sphaero:
Smallest reptile Basilisk Lizard http://animal.discovery.com/videos/fooled-by-nature-chameleons-expanding-tongues.html Avegerage size is 17 ft long
and 1000 pounds 3/5 inch long LIzards and Snakes Order: SquaMata Komodo Dragon GIla Monster REPTILES Milk Snake vs. Coral Snake Red on yellow, kill a fellow.
Red on black, pat it on the back Inland Taipan
Most Venomous Reptile Injects 110mg of venom Lethal Dose- 0.03 mg Crocodilians Order: Crocodilia http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/reptiles-animals/lizards/lizard_basilisk.html Gavial Crocodile! Caiman Crocodiles vs. Alligators
What's the Difference? Alligators have U-shaped jaw, Crocodiles have a V-shaped jaw When Crocodiles mouth is closed you can see both bottom and top teeth but in Alligators you can only see top teeth Bite Force of Crocodile is over 5000 pounds per square inch
Now that's using the FORCE Alligator Turtles and Tortoises Order: Testudines Largest Turtle:
Leatherback Turtle Largest Tortoise:
Galápagos Tortoise Can live for 100-150 years Snapping Turtle Crocodilians live in or near water and have a long broad snout, powerful jaws, and socketed teeth
Largest order of reptiles
Squamata means scaled reptile Characterized by Shell Tuataras Order: Sphenodonta Closely related to squamata
but less evolved Only two species survive in the order Phylum: Chordata BY
Ian Means
Alex Duckworth
ELi Cain
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