Amphibians vs. Reptiles
By: Inaara Jiwani
Reptiles are groups of animals that breathe air, have scales on their bodies, and lay eggs. They breathe with their lungs, and their cold blooded. Their forms of defense include nails and teeth (some have venom; Gila monster, beaded lizard, and many snakes). Reptiles have scales, which act as a sort of armor to physically defend the body. Reptiles usually have four limbs, but some reptiles have no limbs, such as snakes. Reptiles with limbs vary in their ability to move; some move very slowly and crawl, while others can run, jump, and even climb. One type of lizard can even run on water. Their skin is dry and scaly, and the scales are made of keratin. The skin is found underneath the scales. The eggs have hard, leathery coatings laid on land, or they keep eggs in their bodies until they hatch. Some examples include snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, etc.
Snakes are an example of reptiles.
Salamanders are an example of amphibians.
People get Amphibians and Reptiles confused, but their are many differentiations between the two.