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Herpetology B/C

Post by Entomology » August 8th, 2017, 11:09 am

I'll start this off with an easy one...
[img]http://i.imgur.com/fhR8KjD.jpg[/img]
1) Identify the family.
2) How can this species be distinguished from similar species in the same order? Name 3 characteristics.
3) Describe the interesting way in which this species consumes prey too large to eat in one bite.
4) What are the two main ways this species moves around on land?
5) T/F: An adult can hold the jaws of this species together barehanded.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by Froggie » August 8th, 2017, 11:25 am

Entomology wrote:I'll start this off with an easy one...
[img]http://i.imgur.com/fhR8KjD.jpg[/img]
1) Identify the family.
2) How can this species be distinguished from similar species in the same order? Name 3 characteristics.
3) Describe the interesting way in which this species consumes prey too large to eat in one bite.
4) What are the two main ways this species moves around on land?
5) T/F: An adult can hold the jaws of this species together barehanded.
1. Alligatoridae
2. Lack of a body septem, longer teeth, overlapping bony scutes make armor
3. Stored so that the flesh can rot and thus caiman can bite it
4. Uhhh walking and running??
5. F(?)
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by Entomology » August 8th, 2017, 2:46 pm

Froggie wrote:
Entomology wrote:I'll start this off with an easy one...
[img]http://i.imgur.com/fhR8KjD.jpg[/img]
1) Identify the family.
2) How can this species be distinguished from similar species in the same order? Name 3 characteristics.
3) Describe the interesting way in which this species consumes prey too large to eat in one bite.
4) What are the two main ways this species moves around on land?
5) T/F: An adult can hold the jaws of this species together barehanded.
1. Alligatoridae
2. Lack of a body septem, longer teeth, overlapping bony scutes make armor
3. Stored so that the flesh can rot and thus caiman can bite it
4. Uhhh walking and running??
5. F(?)
A couple mistakes but it's all good!
1) Alligatoridae
2) I haven't heard of any of these, so I'm wondering what your source is? The possible answers I have are
-U-shaped snouts
-Upper jaw is wider than its lower jaw
-Teeth in the lower jaw fit into small depressions in the upper jaw
-Absence of 4th protruding tooth
3) The answer you gave is also correct, although I was searching for the term "death roll"
4) Sprawl & High Walk
5) True. While the muscles that close the jaws are powerful, the muscles for opening the jaws are pretty weak.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by Froggie » August 8th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Entomology wrote:
Froggie wrote:
Entomology wrote:I'll start this off with an easy one...
[img]http://i.imgur.com/fhR8KjD.jpg[/img]
1) Identify the family.
2) How can this species be distinguished from similar species in the same order? Name 3 characteristics.
3) Describe the interesting way in which this species consumes prey too large to eat in one bite.
4) What are the two main ways this species moves around on land?
5) T/F: An adult can hold the jaws of this species together barehanded.
1. Alligatoridae
2. Lack of a body septem, longer teeth, overlapping bony scutes make armor
3. Stored so that the flesh can rot and thus caiman can bite it
4. Uhhh walking and running??
5. F(?)
A couple mistakes but it's all good!
1) Alligatoridae
2) I haven't heard of any of these, so I'm wondering what your source is? The possible answers I have are
-U-shaped snouts
-Upper jaw is wider than its lower jaw
-Teeth in the lower jaw fit into small depressions in the upper jaw
-Absence of 4th protruding tooth
3) The answer you gave is also correct, although I was searching for the term "death roll"
4) Sprawl & High Walk
5) True. While the muscles that close the jaws are powerful, the muscles for opening the jaws are pretty weak.
2. oops looks like I was looking at the wrong thing.
Also I forgot the next question but idk how to add pictures still so someone else can go.
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