Amphibians vs. Reptiles: Key Differences Explained

Think back to your elementary school days and your first science classes. Do you remember learning about the differences between amphibians vs. reptiles?

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In this story, we’ll discuss ten key differences that separate amphibians and reptiles.

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Amphibians and Reptiles: Taxonomy

Despite their many similarities, amphibians and reptiles belong to different classes in the animal kingdom.

Amphibians and Reptiles: Habitat

While amphibians and reptiles range throughout the world and live in similar environments, they spend most of their time in different habitats.

Amphibians and Reptiles: Skin

Unlike amphibians, reptiles cannot secrete mucus through their skin, but many can still generate and deliver toxins through their fangs.

Amphibians and Reptiles: Nervous System

Compared to amphibians, the brains of reptiles appear much more complex. They grow a larger, more well-developed cerebrum and cerebellum. 


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