what are differences between amphibians and reptiles?

Asked by  | 22nd Jan, 2009, 09:09: PM

Expert Answer:

Amphibians live partly in fresh water and partly on land. Reptiles are usually terrestrial or aquatic.

Skin of amphibians is smooth, moist and without scales whereas in reptiles, body is covered with dry water-proof skin having scales or plates.

In amphibians, respiration is by gills,lungs, skin or buccal lining whereas in reptiles respiration is by lungs only.

Amphibians excrete either ammonia or urea whereas reptiles excrete uric acid.

Amphibians lay their eggs in water whereas reptiles lay their eggs on land.

Answered by  | 22nd Jan, 2009, 09:43: PM

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