Are terrapins reptiles or amphibians?
Terrapins are a group of turtle species found in the eastern portion of North America. They are labeled for similar body shapes but research shows that they are not all related species.
Answer and Explanation:
Terrapins are reptiles. As with all turtle species, they hatch from eggs laid on dry land and can breathe through lungs from the time they are born....
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Terrapins are reptiles. As with all turtle species, they hatch from eggs laid on dry land and can breathe through lungs from the time they are born. Amphibians hatch in the water and are confined to their aquatic habitat during their youth because they are born with gills. It is only after metamorphosis that an amphibian develops lungs and can leave the water.
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from Life Science: Middle SchoolChapter 17 / Lesson 5