By Catherine Allen
Following within the footsteps of Gale's acclaimed Grzimek's Animal lifestyles Encyclopedia, 2d Ed., Grzimek's pupil Animal lifestyles Resource bargains huge, accomplished assurance of the animal nation, starting from the straightforward -- sponges and corals -- to the advanced -- mammals. during this 20-volume set, animals are grouped through significant classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; bugs; fishes; amphibians; reptiles birds; and mammals.
In addition, this pupil version comprises an outline with photographs and illustrations, and is found in each one quantity of the set. The "Words to understand" part supplies a pronunciation and definition in the textual content to clinical or different tough phrases and names. additionally incorporated during this model are the Species checklist by means of Biome and Species checklist through Geographic variety.
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Some of the smallest of the Testudines are the speckled cape tortoise, flattened musk turtle, and bog turtle. 7 inches (12 centimeters) long. GEOGRAPHIC RANGE Turtles and tortoises live on all continents except Antarctica. HABITAT Depending on the species, turtles and tortoises can live on land, in fresh water, in the ocean, and along the coast. They live on many of the larger islands of the oceans and on every continent of the world except Antarctica. DIET Some species of turtles and tortoises are almost completely vegetarian, some eat almost nothing but meat, and still others eat a mix of meat and plants.
One of the major differences between dinosaurs and other reptiles is in the way they moved. Lizards and crocodiles walk with their legs held out to the side, in the same type of position a person’s arms take when doing pushups. A few dinosaurs sprawled their front legs like a lizard, but the vast majority of them walked like a dog or cat—with the legs directly below the hips and shoulders. Many scientists also now suspect that at least some of the dinosaurs were warm-blooded, instead of cold-blooded like other reptiles.
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