Review the key terms below in order to answer the quiz questions and unlock some of our favorite hawksbill photos!
Carapace - a bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, as of a turtle
Ectotherms - an animal that is dependent on external sources of body heat.
Endotherms - an animal that is dependent on or capable of the internal generation of heat; a warm-blooded animal.
Esophageal Papillae - keratinized projections that point inward towards the stomach
Keratin - a fibrous protein forming the main structural constituent of hair, feathers, hoofs, claws, horns, etc.
Medusavore - a type of carnivore that eats only gelatinous zooplankton (jellies, sales, tunicates).
Rhamphotheca - keratinous beaks of the upper and lower jaws in turtles and birds.
Scute - a dermal bony plate, as on an armadillo, or a large horny plate, as on a turtle
Species - a class of individuals having common attributes and designated by a common name