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One adaptation of reptiles to water loss is the presence of

A. keratinous scales

B. claws on limbs

C. long tails

D. long sticky tongues

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Keratinous scales are common among reptiles, their major role is to prevent easy water loss through their skins.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. A is the right answer. keratinous scales prevent water loss through the outer skin.
  2. B is incorrect. claws on limbs are adaptations for climbing and grasping.
  3. C is incorrect. long tails do not prevent water loss.
  4. D is incorrect. long stick tongues are rather adaptations for feeding and not to prevent water loss.
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  • Keratinous scales are scales made of keratin, and usually found on the skin of reptiles.
  • They help to maintain temperature balance and prevent water loss.

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/ culled from 2020 JAMB-UTME biology past question 26 /

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