Discover the five distinct features that unite all reptiles and the characteristics that they share with mammals, birds and fish.
- Reptiles are cold-blooded and rely on their environment to regulate their temperature.
- All reptiles breathe in oxygen from the air.
- Reptiles reproduce by laying eggs.
- Reptile skin is composed of rigid scales.
Reptiles can be found all over our planet: in our oceans, deserts and rainforests.
They vary in size from the pygmy leaf chameleon, as small as your little finger to the saltwater crocodile, as long as a bus.
Each species is quite distinct, yet there are common features that unite all reptiles. ...
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