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Classifying Animals

Reptiles have dry scales

The outer covering of all reptiles, lizards, crocodiles, snakes or tortoises, is dry scales! These scales protect their bodies.

Reptiles breathe through lungs

The shell of a turtle is actually part of its skeleton! It houses its important respiratory organ – the lungs!

Most reptiles lay eggs

Most reptiles lay eggs with a hard, leathery shell to protect their young as they develop in the eggs.