Rattlesnakes (Desert Animals)

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Large jaws and ovoviviparous reproduction, where the eggs develop inside the mother’s body after internal fertilization, and the young are born alive. Please note there is more extensive information about rainforest herps, including specific species, at the main rainforest site. Our "edutainment" program presents wonderful bits of information about each critter teaching respect and appreciation for our little friends. Must be able to work in a team environment and have the ability to accomplish goals by developing effective and knowledgeable teams.

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The Wild Side of Pet Snakes

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Discuss what makes a frog an amphibian. * Discuss and chart the life cycle of the frog. "From Polliwog to Frog" activity found at bookmark � Shedd Aquarium Education Program and Resources [http://www.sheddnet.org/ed_act1.html] Find a favorite frog joke to share with the class. * Teacher read The Frog Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta. * Students make a mini-book of fantastic frogs. * Review reptile facts on class chart. * After reading the book, add additional facts to the class chart. * List animals that belong to the reptile group. * Show and discuss the video Reptiles: A First Film * Students will complete "Reptile Wheel" activity. * Students go in pairs throughout the day to these bookmarks to look at pictures of turtles, and learn more about them - Giant Tortoises at Reptile Gardens [http://www.reptile-gardens.com/main%20page/tortoises.html] * Show and discuss the video The Turtle. * Discuss and chart the steps of the birth of a turtle. * Students will complete "Turtle Birth" sequencing activity. * Use class chart to review amphibians and reptiles. * With a partner, students complete Venn diagram on amphibians and reptiles. * Discuss Venn diagrams as a total group. * Assess student�s knowledge of amphibians and reptiles by providing pictures of each, and having them classify them under the correct animal group. * Students list 3 characteristics of each animal group.

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Eyewitness Jr: Amazing Lizards (Eyewitness Juniors)

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These fossils chronicle the change from the land-dwelling mesonychids, which are the likely ancestors of whales, through animals such as Ambulocetus, which was still a tetrapod but which also has such whale-like features as an ear capsule isolated from the rest of its skull, to the primitive whales called the Archaeocetes. Many stories and legends include made-up reptiles such as the Loch Ness Monster and Godzilla.

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The Wild Side of Pet Lizards (The Wild Side of Pets)

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A Byki list is a collection of learnable information, usually a set of words or phrases in a foreign language, expressed on flash cards. Most amphibians go through a period of metamorphosis. They are found in 91 countries around the world, congregated in tropic and subtropic areas. Examples of amphibians include frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and caecilians. Many lizards are good climbers or fast sprinters. The unusual Pigeon Mountain salamander (Plethodon petraeus) is found nowhere else except in an area of northern Georgia.

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Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery

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The word alligator is taken from the Greek word meaning ” Crocodilos lizard. Some animals do not fall neatly into the categories of being warm or cold-blooded. An animal without a backbone is classified as an invertebrate. Different authors linked these groups either to lepidosauromorphs [52] or to archosauromorphs, [53] [54] [55] and ichthyopterygians were also argued to be diapsids that did not belong to the least inclusive clade containing lepidosauromorphs and archosauromorphs. [56] Varanus priscus was a giant carnivorous goanna lizard, perhaps as long as 7 metres and weighing up to 1,940 kilograms. [57] The close of the Cretaceous period saw the demise of the Mesozoic era reptilian megafauna (see the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event ).

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Turtles Take Their Time (Rookie Read-About Science)

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Engaging the public is critical to prevention and EDRR efforts, both by fostering responsible pet ownership and enlisting citizens to help detect and report nonnative invaders. The sooner you go to the hospital, the easier it will be for your health care provider to treat you and for you to recover. Daily cleaning to remove feces (stool), uneaten food, and other items can help keep the habitat cleaner and reduce the effort required to keep it clean. A: People evolved from earlier mouse-sized mammals that were around all through dinosaur time, but didn't get any bigger than a house cat.

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HOW! How the Iguana Got Its Third Eye

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In 2000 it was decided to discontinue these efforts. The nominate, Gallotia s. simonyi, on the Roques del Salmor died out around 1935. However, it may be quickly eliminated in developed areas. Forages in warm ocean waters and river mouth channels worldwide. Crocodilia, containing both alligators and crocodiles, is an order of large reptiles. The Greek prefix amphi- means "both," or "double," and the Greek word bios means "life."

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More Monsters in School (First Flight Level 4)

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I will also be able to evaluate their knowledge by their participation and ideas and examples of different kinds of animals for each class. It is said that Cleopatra committed suicide by "clasping an asp to her bosom". A species of anaconda, one of the largest snakes, which can be as long as 17 feet. Females lay eggs in water typically between May and August. The skin has a few cutaneous glands and high levels of keratin, which prevents water loss through the skin.

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Turtles (Reptiles)

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The largest turtle is the leatherback turtle which can weigh 1,800 pounds with an 8 foot long shell. Some of these living creatures have certain outstanding characteristics, related to their... Most species have specialized glands, repugnatorial glands, that secrete a foul-tasting substance, and function as a defense. Bellairs, The Life of Reptiles (2 vol., 1970); K. Young hatch fully-formed in August and September. The Florida worm lizard (Rhineura floridana), which belongs to a lizardlike reptile group known as amphisbaenians, has recently been discovered in southern Georgia.

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Toads! Learn About Toads and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look

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They were unlikely to be feeding on land: arthropods are small and fast-moving, unlikely prey for large, sluggish amphibians. All with comprehensive Teacher Notes included. If the mouse is in there too long, the smell confuses her and she cannot find it. If you or any of your family members develop diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever or other signs of illness, contact a physician. The limestone and cave-rich portion of southwest Georgia is home to the bizarre albino and eyeless Georgia blind salamander (Haideotriton wallacei).

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