amphibian: A group of animals that includes frogs, salamanders, and paper wasps. Amphibians have backbones and can breathe through their skin. Unlike reptiles, birds, and mammals, unborn or unhatched amphibians do not grow inside a special protective sac called an amnion.
appendages: fingers, legs, ears, antennae, or other features that protrude from some living thing and have some obvious specific function.
biologist: Scientists involved in biological research.
biology:Study of living things. Scientists who study them are known as biologists.
camouflage: To hide people or objects from enemies by making them appear part of the natural environment. Animals may also use camouflage patterns on their skin, hides, and fur to hide from predators.
colleague: A person who works with other people. colleagues and team members.
defense: (in biology) a natural protective action or chemical reaction that occurs when a species is confronted by a potentially harmful predator or agent. (adjective, defensive)
egg: A reproductive cell that contains half of the genetic information needed to form a complete organism. In humans and many other animals, the ovaries produce eggs. When an egg fuses with a sperm, they combine to produce a new cell called a zygote. This is the first step in the development of new organisms. ”
environment: The sum of everything that exists around an organism, or the processes and conditions produced by those things. Environment can also refer to the weather or ecosystem in which an animal lives, or the temperature and humidity (or the placement of objects near the item of interest).
element: Something that plays a role in a particular state or event. Contributor.
feed: To look for something, especially food. It also refers to food eaten by herbivorous animals such as cows and horses.
habitat:A region or natural environment where animals and plants normally live, such as deserts, coral reefs, and freshwater lakes. A habitat can be home to thousands of different species.
herpetologist: A scientist who studies the biology of reptiles and amphibians.
invertebrates: An animal without a backbone. Approximately 90% of animal species are invertebrates.
keratin: Protein that makes up hair, nails, and skin.
lizard: A type of reptile that usually walks on four legs and has a scaly body and a long, tapering tail. Unlike most reptiles, lizards usually have movable eyelids. Examples of lizards include the tuatara, chameleon, Komodo dragon, and American lizard.
population: (in biology) a group of individuals (of the same species) living in a particular area.
predator: (adjective: predatory) A creature that preys on other animals for most or all of its food.
projection: Any feature that extends (or projects) from the body of a structure.
reptiles: A cold-blooded vertebrate whose skin is covered with scales or horny plates. Snakes, turtles, lizards, and crocodiles are all reptiles.
choice: In biology, a process determined by environmental or genetic influences.
seed: A group of similar organisms that can survive and produce offspring that can reproduce.
Characteristic: a characteristic of something. (in genetics) a quality or characteristic that can be inherited.
Individual: Something different. The only one of its kind.
poisonous snake: A snake that produces venom. Most have wide heads and large hinged fangs.