Type
Crossword
Description

gives live birth viviparous
to get body heat from surroundings ectotherms
herp's body slows down so that it hardly uses any energy brumation
upper dome of turtle shell carapace
lower plate of a turtle shell plastron
plates that are made of keratin and cover these scutes
substance that your finger nails are made of keratin
a compartment where eggs are stored until they hatch oviduct
specially designed nostrils that can close up when under water valved
medicine that stops the snake venom from working in your system antivenin
venom that destroys the abilty of the blood to move through your body hemotoxin
venom that attacks the nervous system neurotoxin
newly hatched frogs tadpoles
a kind of hibernation that an amphibian will go into if it's too dry estivation
the process that allows some of the "vanilla smell to seep into the box" diffusion
cold-blooded ectothermic
the study of herps herpetology
creeping, crawling creatures that move about on their bellies herps
egg layer oviparous
sea snakes & sea turtles aquatic reptiles

HERPS Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

antivenin
aquatic amphibians
aquatic reptiles
brumation
carapace
diffusion
ectothermic
ectotherms
estivation
hemotoxin
herpetology
herps
keratin
neurotoxin
oviduct
oviparous
ovoviviparous
plastron
scutes
tadpoles
valved
viviparous

Amphibians and Reptiles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Third, clear eyelid Nictitating Membrane
Poisonous substance secreted by snakes Venom
Males grasps onto female, reproduction Amplexus
An amphibian whose skull doesn't have openings near temple Anapsid
Amphibian that develops 2 holes in each side of skull Diapsid
Reptile fossil, includes the ancestors of mammals Synapsid
Fibrous protein that forms feathers, hair, hoofs, claws, and horns Keratin
Hard upper shell of a turtle Carapace
Ventral part of the shell of a turtle Plastron
Organsim regulates body tempature exchanging heat with surroudings Ectothermic
Pair of sacs or tubes typicallly in roof of the mouth Jacobsons Organs
Produced by reptiles and birds Amniotic Eggs
Long bone formed from fused vertebrae at base of vertebral column Urostyle
Detect and target warm blooded prey Pit Organs
Four footed animal, all vertebrae higher than fish Tetrapod
Cuticular plate covering ventral surface in a chordata Sternum
Respiration, breathing through the skin Cutaneous
Helps with gas exchange Lungs
Type of asexual reproduction Parthogenisis
Covered wall that seperates right/left ventricle Ventricle Septum
Type of snake, "rattles" Rattlesnake
Aids in eliminating waste Urinary Bladder
Storage area for bile Gallbladder
Controls sense of smell Olfactory Lobes
Helps the frog "speak" find a mate Vocal Sac

Reptiles & Amphibians Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

does reptiles have smooth or scale skin scales
frogs skin are venomous
what does amphibia mean? double life
whats a similarity between the two? coldblooded
reptiles and amphibians like __ places moist
what tells you that your environment is in good shape bioindicator
what snake has a pit organ pit viper
what uses a shell to hide from danger turtles
what animal has the adaptation to shed its tail lizard
frogs are __ first tadpoles
amphibians are becoming close to ___ ? extinction
whats an animal that is dependent on external sources of body heat? ectothermic
reptiles and amphibians cant live in __ areas dry
people try to sale snakes at a what? black market
whats the type of egg reproduced by reptiles amniotic egg
whats the scientific name for amphibians? Amphibia
whats the scientific name for reptiles? Reptilia
what does turtles have that most/all amphibians or reptiles have? shell
whats the word for spend a hot or dry period in a prolonged state of torpor or dormancy? estivate
frogs have a ________ birth live birth
the biggest reptile is the what crocodile
another big reptile close to the crocodile is a what alligator
what reptile have claws lizard
what looks like a lizard but is completely different salamander
what reptile does not have legs snakes

Reptiles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The lineage that includes reptiles and birds Sauropsids
The lineage that includes lizards, snakes, and tuatara Lepidosaurs
The lineage that includes crocodilians and dinosaurs Archosaurs
An animal that uses amniotic eggs for reproduction is known as a __________. Amniote
Provides protection and allows for water retention and gas exchange for growing embryos Shell
Provides water and protein to growing embryos Albumin
Serves as a source of energy for growing embryos Yolk
Facilitates the exchange of O2 and CO2 between the embryo and external environment Chorion
Protects the embryo from mechanical shock Amnion
Stores the embryos nitrogenous waste and facilitates respiration Allantois
Hard structures that contain keratin and waxy lipids that reduce water loss and prevent cutaneous respiration Scales
An animal whose main source of heat is from their environment. Ectotherm
An animal whose body temperature varies easily instead of remaining stable. Poikilotherm
An order of reptiles that spend most of their time in the water and live in the tropics and subtropics of Africa, South America, and South Florida. Crocodilia
An order of reptiles that is unique, found only in New Zealand, and known as Tuataras Sphenodontia
An order of reptile that includes lizards and snakes. Squamata
Characterized by the lack of limbs, moveable eyelids, and external ears, as well as a greater number of vertebrae Snakes
Characterized by the presence of limbs, external ears and moveable eyelids Lizards
__________ have a unique "third eye" and extra row of upper teeth. Tuatara
An order of reptiles that is characterized by lacking teeth and having a large shell for protection. Chelonian
The lower portion of a turtle/tortiose shell. Plastron
The upper portion of a turtle/tortoise shell. Carapace

Reptiles and amphibians Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Amount of species of reptiles 8,000
Where do reptiles get their body heat from? External sources
How long can a tortoise live 150 years
Alligators can live... 70 years
How many snakes are considered venomous 500
What is the most venomous snake? Inland taipan
Americans die from this more than snake bites a year Bee stings
What turtle is found swimming under ice most times Blanding’s turtle
Snakes flick their tongues to capture what? Scent particles
What are snakes skulls made of? Small bones
Reptiles aren’t slimy they are.. Cool and dry
Snakes skin is made up of Keratin
The worlds largest snake is Python
The largest venomous snake is.. King cobra
Geckos ye their tails to.. Protect them
Oldest animal on the planet is The turtle
What kind of eggs to reptiles lay? Shelled
Most reptiles are.. Cold blooded
How many species of crocodiles are there? 25
Ball pythons live up to Forty-years
The anaconda is the.. Heaviest snake
Snakes are.. Deaf
Reptiles aren’t found in... Antarctica
The worlds fastest lizard is Spiny-tailed Iguana
A crocodiles back is usually Large and bumpy
Reptiles are born on.. Land
How many reptile groups are there? Four
How many hearts do reptiles usually have? Three-chambered hearts
There are how many types of snakes 2700
Reptiles cannot breath where? Underwater
Crocodiles are considered what? Flesh eaters
How many drops of venom does it take to kill a human? Two
Some frogs can be? Poisonous
Crocodiles are related to who? Dinosaurs
Amphibians are what kind of blood? Extothermic
Amphibians have what kind of skin? Smooth
The most familiar larval stage is the Tadpoles of frogs
The word amphibian comes from Greek
Amphibians have what kind of skin? Permeable
How many limbs to amphibians have? Four

Reptile/Amphibian/Bird Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Reptiles have a_____ Circulation loop Double
Order of Crocodiles Crocodilia
Study of amphibians and reptiles herpetology
Cold-blooded animals ectothermic
Permeable shell Amniotic Egg
Hatchling is well developed in birds Precocial
Famous fossil archaeopterix
Mates for life monogamy
Voice box of a bird syrinx
Integument Feathers
Amphibian reproduction Dioecious
Mother lays the eggs, then they hatch oviparous
order that includes lizards and snakes squamata
4 walking legs tetrapod
Snake Reptile
Amphibians use this to hear tympanum
Retiles and amphibians like____ places moist
What occurs after larva develops? Metamorphosis

Vertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

lampreys and hagfish Agnatha
sea cat marine otter
only otter to give birth in the water sea otter
skeleton made of bone, external fertilization osteichthyes
cartilaginous fish chondrichthes
spawns eggs oviparous
threatened mostly by boat accidents manatee
female retains egg inside ovoviviparous
gives live birth viviparous
bio sonar echolocation
returns to shore to lay eggs reptilian
birds aves
contain many secretory tubules nasal salt glands
a group shifting together migration
use swim bladders to regulate bouyancy bony fish
oil filled liver caartilaginous fish
feed by suction jawless fish
generate their own heat endothermic
external warmth of body exothermic
allows bony fish to stay at current water depth swim bladder
enables fish to detect vibrations in the water lateral line
sharks act of bouyancy oil filled liver
jelly filled pores ampullae of lorenzini
sea cow sirenia
underwater for extended periods of time dive reflex
univalve shell melon
toothed whales odonticeti
baleen whales mysticeti
one blow hole toothed

Reptiles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

reptiles have ****** eggs Amniotic
different from shedding molting
a fossil of a reptile synapsid
Vipers, pythons and boas have holes on their faces called Pit Organs
also called vomeronasal organ, an organ of chemoreception that is part of the olfactory system of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals jacobson organs
also known as a third eye or pineal eye parietal eye
an animal that is dependent on external sources of body heat. ectotherm
a group of reptiles which comprises the worm lizards. amphisbaenia
an order of lizard-like reptiles. sphenodonta
is the group of all tetrapods with a true turtle shell. testudinata
crocodiles crocodilia
a large order of reptiles which comprises the snakes, lizards, and worm lizards. squamata
protects front of body plastron
the hard upper shell of a turtle carapace
a fibrous protein forming the main structural constituent of hair, feathers, hoofs, claws, horns, etc. keratin
a reptile of a large group characterized by the presence of two temporal openings in the skull, including the lizards, snakes, crocodiles, dinosaurs, and pterosaurs. diapsid
gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of valuable material or things) over a period of time. amass

Reptiles Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Term to describe snakes that live in trees arboreal
Term to describe snakes that live on the ground terrestrial
Type of small gecko native to Asia Leopard
Large non-venomous snake found in South America Boa Constrictor
Land reptile that can live over 70 years tortoise
Snake that has immunity to venom kingsnake
cold-blooded animals reptiles
term to regulate body temperature by heat from the surroundings ectothermic
country with the most species of venomous snake Australia
Venomous lizard whose venom is helping people with diabetes gila monster
term for animals active at night nocturnal
term for animals active during the daytime diurnal
top shell of turtles and tortoises carapace
bottom shell of turtles and tortoises plastron
term for animals that lay eggs oviparous
term for animals that have live birth viviparous
meat-eater carnivore
plant-eater herbivore
continent without reptiles antartica
reptiles have these covering their bodies scales
animals need this to blend in with their environment camouflage

All About Turtles Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Sunning
Swamp
Marsh
Wetland
Stream
Plastron
Carapace
Scute
Reptile
Basking
Shell
Wood
Bog
Map
Redbellied
Stinkpot
Box
Painted
Snapping