Physical Setting
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Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
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Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources
AnimalsVenomous AnimalsArthropodsFishAmphibiansReptilesBirdsMammals
DESERT REPTILES OF TUCSON, AZ

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Reptile Spotlights (20)

Lizards

Snakes

Tortoises

desert tortoiseReptiles of Tucson include tortoises/turtles, lizards, and snakes. Reptiles have scales and amniotic eggs (eggs with internal membranes, including the amnion membrane, and a shell). Amniotic eggs, when layed, are layed in the ground, not in the water like amphibians. Thus, newborn reptiles are like mini-versions of their parents and don't need to go through an aquatic, larval form as do most amphibians.

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