(venomous snakes) Found in the Chamber of Reptiles, Valley Dor, Thern territory. These were the only reptiles I had ever seen upon Barsoom, but I knew from their similarity to the fossilized remains of supposedly extinct species I had seen in the museums of Helium that they comprised many of the known prehistoric reptilian genera, as well as others undiscovered. A more hideous aggregation of monsters had never before assailed my vision. It would be futile to attempt to describe them to Earth men, since substance is the only thing which they possess in common with any creature of the past or present with which you are familiar--even their venom is of an unearthly virulence that, by comparison, would make the cobra de capello seem quite as harmless as an angleworm. Reptiles were instrumental in Ras Thavas' research that resulted in the creation of hormads... He experimented with various reptiles which reproduce certain parts of their bodies, such as toes, tails and limbs...(Synthetic)
class of air-breathing, generally scaly, vertebrates that includes snakes, lizards, alligators, and dinosaurs
A class of air-breathing, cold-blooded, scaly, vertebrates. There are more than 6,000 species on all continents, except Antarctica, including snakes, crocodiles, lizards, and turtles.
Animals with dry, scaly skin and no fur or hair. Examples: lizards, turtles, snakes.
animals that spend time in the water, but breathe air and live on land; snakes and alligators are examples
the group of cold-blooded vertebrates that include snakes, turtles and lizards, which lay shelled eggs and have scaly skin.
any of various cold-blooded, usually egg-laying vertebrates of the class reptilia such as snake, lizard, crocodile, turtle, or dinosaur, having an external covering of scales or horny plates and breathing by means of lungs. BACK
Taxonomic class of vertebrates characterized by scales and amniotic eggs; the first truly terrestrial vertebrate group.
class of air-breathing vertebrates that include the alligators and crocodiles, lizards, snakes, turtles, and extinct forms such as dinosaurs and pterosaurs. Reptiles are characterized by a bony skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or bony plates.
vertebrate animals that are cold-blooded and air-breathing. These animals have an outer covering of scales or plates, and usually (though not always) lay eggs. Examples are snakes and lizards.
the class of vertebrate animals that have scaly skin and either lay eggs on land, or give birth to live young, such as snakes, lizards, and turtles. Selected References Conant, Roger, 1975. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America. The Peterson Field Guide Series. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Co. Halliday, Tim and Kraig Adler, ed., 1986. The Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. New York: Facts On File. Selected Resources for Teachers Caduto, Michael and Joseph Bruchac. Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Press. 1988. Caduto, Michael and Joseph Bruchac. Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Press. 1991 Aquatic Project Wild has some excellent activities related to turtles, especially "Turtle Hurdles" and "Migration Headache" and "Are You Me"?. There are several Internet pages about turtles. The Gulf of Main Aquarium has a page called All About Turtles: http://octopus.gma.org/turtles/tale.htm.
animals with dry skin that is covered with scales A turtle is a reptile.
Reptiles are a group of animals that have scales, breathe air, and usually lay egg. Lizards, snakes, turtles and dinosaurs are reptiles.