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Reptiles, lizards, newts and amphibians

alligator

noun

a large reptile with a long tail, four short legs, a long pointed mouth, and sharp teeth that lives in parts of the US and China. Alligators are amphibious (=they can live both in water and on land), and they are closely related to crocodiles.

bullfrog

noun

a large frog that makes a deep loud noise

chameleon

noun

a type of small lizard with skin that changes colour to match the colours around it

crocodile

noun

a large reptile that lives in water in hot countries. It has a long body and a long mouth with many sharp teeth.

frog

noun

a small animal with smooth skin that uses its long back legs to jump from place to place. Frogs are amphibians (=they can live in water and on land) and they develop from tadpoles.

gator

noun

an alligator

gecko

noun

a type of small lizard that lives mainly in hot countries

iguana

noun

a large lizard with sharp points on its back that lives in tropical parts of America

lizard

noun

a small animal with a long tail and rough skin that lives mainly in hot places. A lizard is a type of reptile.

newt

noun

a small animal similar to a lizard that mostly lives in water

salamander

noun

a small animal similar to a lizard that lives both on land and in water

slow-worm

noun

a type of lizard that has no legs and looks like a small snake

snapping turtle

noun

a small animal with powerful jaws and a hard shell covering its back that lives in lakes in Northern and Central America

tadpole

noun

a small animal that lives in water and develops into a frog

terrapin

noun

a small animal that lives in water and has a hard shell on its back. It is a type of turtle.

toad

noun

a small animal that is similar to a frog but has brown skin and lives mainly on land

turtle

noun

an animal with a shell and four short legs that lives on the land, in the sea, or in rivers and lakes. In British English the animal that lives on the land is also called a tortoise.

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