Traits of Reptiles and Amphibians
- Reptiles are vertebrates. They have backbones.
- Their bodies are completely covered with scales.
- They are cold-blooded.
- Reptiles produce shelled eggs or bear live young.
- All species fertilize eggs internally.
- All species of reptiles have at least one lung.
- Amphibians are vertebrates.
- Their skin is smooth and slimy.
- Amphibians breath through their skin, as well as their lungs in some
- Amphibians are cold-blooded.
- They have a complex life cycle (larval and adult stages).
- Many species of amphibians vocalize. One example is the chorus frog.
- Some species fertilize eggs externally, some internally.