DEFINITIONS AND KEY POINTS FOR OBJECTIVES IN REPTILES

DEFINITIONS AND KEY POINTS FOR OBJECTIVES IN REPTILES

TERMS DEFINITIONS
Keratin Keratin is a resistant protein.
Carapace The dorsal portion of the shell of turtles is the carapace.
Plastron The ventral portion of the shell of turtles is the plastron.
Aestivation Summer hibernation is called aestivation.
Ecdysis The    process   in    which   reptiles    periodically     shed    their   outer


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epidermal layers of the skin is called ecdysis.

Autotomy The loss of tail is called autotomy.
Bipedal The walking on the hind limbs is called bipedal ism.
Ectotherms The animals which use external heat sources tot thenuoregulation are called ectotherms.
Endotherms The animals which generate internal heat during metabolism are called endotherms.
Torpor Torpor is an inactive stage
Flibernacula Heat loss from these groups is called hibernacula.
Metanephric kidney A kidney derived from the lower part of the mesonerphric kidney is called metanephric kidney.

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