Amphibians and Reptiles by Katharine HallI love Arbordales Compare and Contrast books. When comparisons or differences are observed during study, the facts of each animal, critter, or object become more firmly planted in the memory. It also aids in the creative thinking process.
This little book of frogs and snakes (frogs are amphibians and snakes are reptiles), etc. will delight most children. Dare I to say boys? The illustrations simply shine with slime and pebbly skin is clearly seen. Clear and closeup photography is very good. The text is brief and concise accompanying each picture or spread. This will become a good source of reference for the young child as they begin to learn about amphibians and reptiles.
The book begins....
There are three main types of amphibians - pictures, with brief text
There are four different kinds of reptiles - pictures, with brief text
Amphibians and reptiles are cold-blooded
At the back of the book the For Creative Minds section gives material on Vertebrate Classes, Amphibian or Reptile Sorting, Herpetology (study of amphibians and reptiles), and Amphibian Life Cycle Sequencing. Tremendous information that will facilitate using this book spanning the entire elementary age group.
This is another winner in the Arbordale series of books. I highly recommend it.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Arbordale Publishing to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
Amphibians Vs. Reptiles : Similarities and Differences
Reptiles and amphibians are found all across the globe except for Antarctica. Amphibians and reptiles share many similarities. Another similarity is that many, not all, are omnivores or insectivores. Many reptiles and amphibians use toxins or poisons as a defense mechanism from predators. Reptiles scales also help them survive in dry landscapes where amphibians heavily rely on water in their environment to stop them from drying out. Amphibians use their porous skin and lungs for respiration. Reptiles purely use their lungs for respiration.
Difference between amphibians and reptiles : Among the animals in the animal kingdom, amphibians and reptiles are the most frequently interchanged. But did you know that even in early , there had already been studies showing that the two are of different classes? Since then, it became clearer that they are different in many aspects. Table of Contents. Because of fossils, it has already been proven by science that reptiles evolved from amphibians over 50 million years ago, hence both share similarities in so many ways. Listed below are some of them:. While it has been said earlier that reptiles typically have evolved from amphibians, certain environmental factors on land had prompted reptiles to diverge from amphibians.
What's the difference between reptiles and amphibians?
Until then, all reptiles and amphibians were zoologically classified simply as reptiles due to their commonly shared characteristics. It is speculated that reptiles transitioned from amphibians some 50 million years ago which perhaps explains why, in so many ways, they appear similar. In this article, we will only compare shared characteristics. For example, amphibians have gills that are not shared by reptiles therefore gills are not listed. The below list is of general similarities:. Breathing is via lungs salamanders have no lungs however; aquatic turtles have the ability to do a limited gas exchange underwater primarily during extended periods of cold temperature or inactivity.
Those keeping reptiles or amphibians are affectionately called 'herpers. Herpetology includes turtles , snakes , lizards , tortoises, amphisbaenids, crocodiles, toads, frogs, caecilians, newts and salamanders. The name reptile, refers to creeping or crawling animals. The name amphibian refers to dual modes of existence. At one time, reptiles and amphibians were zoologically classified as reptiles due to their many similarities. It is speculated that reptiles transitioned from amphibians some 50 million years ago, which perhaps explains why there are so many commonly shared characteristics. Let's first identify those similarities between reptiles and amphibians.