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This lizard has an obvious adaptation that it uses as an anti-predator tactic.  What do we call this?
This gecko has very large toes that have ridges, enabling him to climb upside down!  What do we consider him based on where his toes come in handy?
Chameleo species live in trees because of their grasping feet and never build a home.  What is the term for an organism that lives this way?

What is the term we would use for where this lizard lives based on its color and foot structure?

Gekko gekko has huge eyes with vertical slits that can dilate when needed.  For what must the eyes be an adaptation?

This gecko has the appearance of a leaf.  What anti-predator adaptation involves organisms looking like something they’re not?

Chameleo species eat only insects that they catch with their enormously long tongue.  Chameleons also are prey for other species.  At what trophic level do they exist?

This snake, based largely on its color, must be what based on where it lives?  Also, what form of locomotion would this snake use to get to this type of habitat?

This snake burrows into the ground and almost never finds the need to ascend into a tree.  What term would we use for a snake that lives this way?

Turtles (Chelonia sp.) live largely in swampy areas where they would need to be fast in the water.  Which form of limb orientation do all turtles exhibit, making them slow on land?
This snapping turtle (Terrapene sp.) has a long tail that is most likely an adaptation for which form of locomotion?
This box turtle has a diet that consist of a great deal of insects, worms/annelids, and even some green plants and fruits.  What type of consumer would they be?
A. mississippiensis has what type of limb orientation that force it to undulate while walking?

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