Reptile or Amphibian?

March 2008
Weekly Reader - Edition 2;Mar2008, Vol. 77 Issue 6, Special section p2
The article discusses the differences between reptiles and amphibians. It defines reptile as an animal that has hard, dry skin and an amphibian as an animal that spends part of its life in water and part on land. Examples of reptiles are turtles, alligators and lizards while examples of amphibians are frogs, salamanders and toads. Most reptiles lay eggs on land while most amphibians hatch from eggs.


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