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amniotic egg
encloses the embryo with a moist environment protected by a leathery shell, allows reptiles to reproduce on land.
Carnivore
meat eating animal
cartilage
tough, flexible tissue similar to bone but softer and less brittle
chordate
an animal that has a notochord, a nerve cord and gill slits
contour feathers
strong, lightweight feathers gives birds shape and colro for steering
down feathers
fluffy feathers that traps warm air against birds body
Ectoderm
cold blooded animals whose body temperature changes with the termpature of its surroundings
endoderm
warm blooded animals whose body temperature does not change with surroundings
estivation
Period of hot, dry water inactivity
herbivore
plant eating animal incisors cut vegetation large flat molar grind
hibernation
period of cold weather inactivity
marsupial
mammals that give birth to incompletely developed young that finish development in mother's pouch.
monotreme
mammals that lay eggs with tough leathery shells instead of giving birth to live young
omnivores
plant eating animals with incisors to cut and premolars to chew as well as molars to grind
placental
mammal whoes young develop inside the female uterus until it is fully formed and ready to be born.