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9.02 Reptile

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    1. Explain why the amniotic shell is semi-permeable?
    2. Why is the development of the amniotic egg so important?
    3. Explain the difference between viviparous and oviparous.
    4. Explain why there are no reptiles found in the Arctic regions.
    5. Describe the amniotic egg and reptile reproduction
    6. What adaptations do birds have that help them with flight?
    7. Reptiles and birds are closely related. Why is the evolution from being an ectotherm to being and endotherm so important for bird evolution?