Characteristics Name: Lizard Latin name: Lacertidae Class: reptile Size: 10 - 25cm Weight: 0.1 - 5.0 kg (depending on species) Age: 2 - 12 years Appearance: numerous color variants possible Sexual dimming: yes Nutrition type: mainly Insectivore (insectivore) Food: Insects, Molluscs, Bird Eggs Distribution: Africa, Asia, Europe Habitat: dry and warm climate Natural enemies: especially birds and snakes Sexual maturity: around the age of two Mating season: March - May Incubation period: 40 - 120 days Litter size: 1 - 6 Eggs Social Behavior: Lonely Endangered: No You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Definition: The Cretaceous or Cretaceous describes an epoch of geology that began 145 million years ago and lasted about 80 million years. The name derives from the Latin word "Cretaceum" and refers to rock formations and fossils of sea-dwelling crustaceans that are predominantly composed of limestone and come from the chalk.
Definition and simple explanation: Air pressure is the atmospheric pressure (hydrostatic pressure) of the air on the earth's surface. As physical units bar and hectopascal (hPa) are common. The main constituents of air in the Earth's atmosphere are nitrogen (78%) and oxygen (21%). Argon, carbon dioxide, methane and some other trace gases account for only a very small part.
Definition: B lymphocytes (B cells) belong to the group of white blood cells and are part of the acquired immune defense. Their most important function is the secretion of antibodies. Only B cells are capable of producing antibodies. Incidentally, the 'B' in the name stands for Bursa fabricii, a lymphoid organ in birds that is used to produce B cells.
Author: Dr. Termma Termanis Have you ever wondered what determines the differences between cells in our body? What determines the differences between identical twins? How a butterfly develops from a caterpillar? Because all cells in our body have an identical DNA sequence (deoxyribonucleic acid - DNA).
Characteristics Name: Common Ivy Latin name: Hedera helix Other names: Ivy Plant Family: Araliaceae Number of Species: Ten Species Distribution: Worldwide Original Distribution: Probable Tropical Forests Plant Location: Partial shade; Leaves: top dark green, underside light green fruits: dark blue berries (poisonous!