Mojave Desert Glossary
ecto- a combining form meaning “outer,” “outside,” “external,” used in the formation of compound words.
thermic - associated with or relating to heat.
Cold-blooded, having a body temperature not internally regulated and the same as the temperature
of the environment. Being ectothermic means a lower cost of living to the animal (reptile) as it does not spend energy on generating body heat.
Reptile - Mojave Desert - Glossary of Terms and Definitions
An ectothermic (cold-blooded), air-breathing animal with scales and a backbone; includes snakes, lizards, turtles, etc. Related pages: AMPHIBIAN Twelve ...
Death Valley Wildlife - Reptiles
Reptiles REPTILE - An ectothermic (cold-blooded), air-breathing animal with scales and a backbone; includes snakes, lizards, turtles, etc. Snakes < detailed list
Reptiles in Joshua Tree National Park
Being ectothermic (obtaining their body heat solely from the external environment ), reptiles have a much lower cost of living than do birds and mammals which ...
sidewinder rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes) is an ectothermic