2There are five different groups of animals with vertebrates. MammalsReptilesFishAmphibiansBirds
3Most reptiles... are cold-blooded have dry, rough scaly skin lay their eggs or under dry groundbreathe through lungs
4The Alligator and Frilled lizard are both Reptiles.
5AlligatorLike many animals, alligators have two eyelids to protect each eye. Alligators can’t breathe underwater, but they can stay there for an hour or more.
6AlligatorThey have a long muscular tail to guide them through the water. Their eyes, ears, and nose can peek out just above the waterline so they can locate prey without being seen.
7AlligatorThe Alligators have strong jaws and very sharp teeth to tear animals apart if they are too big to swallow whole. They have about 40 very sharp teeth for ripping off flesh and eating prey.
8AlligatorAdult gators have large mouths with huge teeth to eat fish, birds, turtles, reptiles, and mammals. They swallow their prey whole and can weigh up to 600 pounds as an adult.
9AlligatorFemale alligators lay about 20 to 60 eggs at a time. The mother covers the nest for about three months to protect the eggs from predators. When the eggs are ready to hatch, the mother opens the nest and helps the young baby alligators out of their shells.
10One adaptation the alligator has is its webbed back feet One adaptation the alligator has is its webbed back feet. This strong webbing between the toes help the alligator steer. Their bodies are long and lizard-like with a thick, muscular tail. The tail helps it move through the water.
11Alligators move three different ways on land Alligators move three different ways on land. They high walk, belly walk, and belly run. Its leathery skin is a good camouflage and makes the gator look like a log.
12Frilled LizardFrilled lizards are meat eaters. They eat spiders, bugs, and small lizards. They have long toes so that they can hold on to branches when they go hunting.
13Frilled LizardSome Frilled lizards live in Australian. They are cold-blooded and need to live where it is warm.
14Frilled LizardThey have a thin frill around its head to scare away enemies. Frilled Lizards live in dry forests and woodlands in the northern and north-western parts of Australia.
15Frilled LizardThe frilled lizard grows to around cm tall. The Frill-necked Lizard is known as the Frilled Dragon. This lizard uses this frill to attract a mate.
16Frilled LizardThis lizard is fun to watch because of the way it retreats from a predator. It looks funny to us, but they use their puffed up collar to scare their enemy.
17Frilled LizardThe Frilled Lizard’s color matches the color of the land and the trees it lives on.Male frilled lizards are more brightly colored than females so they can attract a mate..
18Frilled LizardFemales lay about 8 to 23 tiny eggs in an underground nest. The babies know how to use their “frill” when they are born.
19Alligator and Frilled Lizard We hope you learned a lot of new things you didn’t know about the Alligator and the Frilled Lizard.