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1. Bored, Edward turned a few pages, but was soon intrigued by this common amphibian with a moist, slimy skin, webbed feet and large bulging eyes. He was amazed to know that when the babies of this animal type grow up, their gills change into lungs. What creature was it?
2. "Hey, I never saw this creature," thought Edward. Oh, yes. The book said that this amphibian is nocturnal and stays away from people. It looked like a lizard, but had a smooth, moist skin instead of a rough one. What creature was it?
3. "What!" exclaimed Edward when he saw this worm like amphibian which dwells underground. He was amused to know that its name has been derived from a Latin word meaning blind. Who might this unusual amphibian be?
4. "It looks just like a salamander" thought Edward. But then he saw the difference- these creatures lacked the ribs/costal grooves along their body and were much brightly coloured. What kind of creature was Edward looking at?
5. Edward always considered ___ to be harmless, but his opinion changed when he learned that Komodo dragons, Gila monsters, chameleons and Nile monitors were also ___. What goes in the blank?
6. "Finally another familiar creature," thought Edward. He easily recognised this large (4-6 metres) carnivorous reptile which lives in water and has a tough skin made of bony plates joined together. What type of creature was it?
7. Edward liked this familiar reptile a lot. It had a shell, walked very slowly and it could also pull in its legs and hide inside the shell. What kind of reptile was it?
8. This slithery, poisonous reptile was a common one. Edward thought that it was interesting that this reptile had more bones in its back (vertebrae) than any other animal and it never stops growing. Which reptile was it?
9. The reptile named tuatara intrigued Edward. He learnt that they are greenish-brown in colour, are about 80 cm in length and are found only in one country. Which country are the tuataras found in?
10. Before closing the book, Edward went over to the Chelonian section once again. While rereading about the turtles, he came across this fact he overlooked previously. He came to know that the lower shell encasing a turtle's belly is called plastron and the upper shell is known as ___. What goes in the blank?
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