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Chapter 11 Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles
11-4 Reptiles (pp.387-394)
Last Updated 1/29/2008

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1. What is the world's longest venomous snake? ___________________

Write Two facts about a King Cobra
2. ______________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________


Adaptations for Life on Land (p.388-389)

Circle the correct characteristics of Reptiles

4. Reptiles breathe using                        Gills                      or         Lungs

5. Reptiles are                                       Cold-blooded         or         Warm-blooded

6. Reptiles have a body covering of         Scales                   or         Smooth, Moist, Skin

7. Reptiles lay eggs                                In Water             or         On Land


8. Name one way scaly skin helps reptiles. __________________________________

9. What do kidneys do for the blood? _____________________________________

10. Waste from the kidneys is called ____________________.

11. Reptiles have ________________________ fertilization.

12. How does a reptile egg keep from drying out? ____________________________

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13. How does oxygen get into an amniotic egg? ______________________________

14. In Figure 19 on page 389, what reptile is in the egg? ___________________

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Lizards and Snakes (p.390-391)

Identify the characteristics as belonging to lizards, snakes, or both

15. Have a body covering of scales _______________

16. Have claws on toes _______________

17. Do not have external ears _______________

18. Have eyelids _______________

19. Shed their skin _______________

20. Live in warm areas _______________

21. Most have only one lung _______________

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Food

22. What do large lizards eat? _______________

23. What do small lizards eat? _______________

24. What do snakes eat? _______________

25. Hollow teeth of rattlesnakes and copperheads are called ______________.

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Alligators and Crocodiles (p.392)

26. Lot of teeth visible, pointed snout             Alligator         or         Crocodile

27. Few teeth visible, broad, rounded snout      Alligator        or         Crocodile

28. Alligators and crocodiles often hunt             During the day         or        at night

29. How do baby alligators get from their nest to the water? _____________________

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Math (p.393)

Look at the graph on page 393

30. If alligator eggs developed at 33°C they would be        All Male       or        All Female

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Turtles (p.393)

Name three places turtles live.
31. ______________
32. ______________
33. ______________

 

34. What do you call a turtle that lives on land? ____________________

35. What does a leatherback eat? ______________________

36. What does a Galapagos tortoise eat?   ____________________

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Extinct Reptiles - The Dinosaurs (p.394)

37. Name a dinosaur that ran on two legs. _______________________

38. Name a dinosaur that walked on four legs. ______________________

39. Dinosaurs became extinct ________ million years ago.