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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby MissAmargasaurus » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:47 pm

It's been a bit more than a week, so I thought I'd go ahead and post some new questions and get this going again.


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1. What genus and family does this specimen belong to?
2. Is the specimen an adult, or juvenile?
3. Define neotenic.
4. Name two states this genus is found in.
5. Describe the diet of this genus.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:57 pm

MissAmargasaurus wrote:It's been a bit more than a week, so I thought I'd go ahead and post a some new questions and get this going again.


Image

1. What genus and family does this specimen belong to?
2. Is the specimen an adult, or juvenile?
3. Define neotenic.
4. Name two states this genus is found in.
5. Describe the diet of this genus.


1. Necturus, Proteidae
2. Juvenile???
3. Does not undergo metamorphism (I hope I spelled that right)
4. Georgia, NC
5. Small fish, insects, spiders, amphibians
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby MissAmargasaurus » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:03 am

Froggie wrote:
MissAmargasaurus wrote:It's been a bit more than a week, so I thought I'd go ahead and post a some new questions and get this going again.


Image

1. What genus and family does this specimen belong to?
2. Is the specimen an adult, or juvenile?
3. Define neotenic.
4. Name two states this genus is found in.
5. Describe the diet of this genus.


1. Necturus, Proteidae
2. Juvenile???
3. Does not undergo metamorphism (I hope I spelled that right)
4. Georgia, NC
5. Small fish, insects, spiders, amphibians


1. Correct!
2. I believe the picture is an adult, although the distinction is hard to see.
3. That's very close! Neotenic is when larval traits are kept into adulthood (such as gills). Alternatively, it's when the species reaches sexual maturity in the larval stage (like axolotls,
who are permanently larval).
4. Correct!
5. Also correct partially! My own notes don't mention amphibians or fish (although I find fish plausible) but all others are right.


You get to post the next set of questions! :D

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:36 pm

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1. What is this reptile's reproduction type? (i.e. viviparous)
2. What is this snake's genus and why is it that?
3. Name a predator of this (that is a snake).
4. Describe what this snake does when scared.
5. Is this nocturnal or diurnal?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:25 pm

Froggie wrote:Image
1. What is this reptile's reproduction type? (i.e. viviparous)
2. What is this snake's genus and why is it that?
3. Name a predator of this (that is a snake).
4. Describe what this snake does when scared.
5. Is this nocturnal or diurnal?

Any idea why this snake seems to typically have the tail curled like that?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:31 pm

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Froggie wrote:Image
1. What is this reptile's reproduction type? (i.e. viviparous)
2. What is this snake's genus and why is it that?
3. Name a predator of this (that is a snake).
4. Describe what this snake does when scared.
5. Is this nocturnal or diurnal?

Any idea why this snake seems to typically have the tail curled like that?

That’s part of one of the answers :?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:39 pm

Froggie wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Froggie wrote:Image
1. What is this reptile's reproduction type? (i.e. viviparous)
2. What is this snake's genus and why is it that?
3. Name a predator of this (that is a snake).
4. Describe what this snake does when scared.
5. Is this nocturnal or diurnal?

Any idea why this snake seems to typically have the tail curled like that?

That’s part of one of the answers :?

I obviously knew that :(
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:09 am

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Froggie wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:Any idea why this snake seems to typically have the tail curled like that?

That’s part of one of the answers :?

I obviously knew that :(

I don’t know if that’s sarcasm or not, especially with a frowny face :?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:42 am

Froggie wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Froggie wrote:That’s part of one of the answers :?

I obviously knew that :(

I don’t know if that’s sarcasm or not, especially with a frowny face :?

Most definitely sarcasm. I can barely ID anything.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Unome » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:43 am

Froggie wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Froggie wrote:That’s part of one of the answers :?

I obviously knew that :(

I don’t know if that’s sarcasm or not, especially with a frowny face :?

He was saying that you probably should have picked a picture that doesn't clearly show the answer to one of the questions (I assume this is what it does when it's scared, though I haven't studied anything about snakes yet ).
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:07 am

Unome wrote:
Froggie wrote:
ScottMaurer19 wrote:I obviously knew that :(

I don’t know if that’s sarcasm or not, especially with a frowny face :?

He was saying that you probably should have picked a picture that doesn't clearly show the answer to one of the questions (I assume this is what it does when it's scared, though I haven't studied anything about snakes yet ).

But you wouldn’t know that if you didn’t study it.
It’s in the picture but how do you know if it just does that or it’s showing the other side of the tail so that you can ID it easier?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:16 am

Froggie wrote:
Unome wrote:
Froggie wrote:I don’t know if that’s sarcasm or not, especially with a frowny face :?

He was saying that you probably should have picked a picture that doesn't clearly show the answer to one of the questions (I assume this is what it does when it's scared, though I haven't studied anything about snakes yet ).

But you wouldn’t know that if you didn’t study it.
It’s in the picture but how do you know if it just does that or it’s showing the other side of the tail so that you can ID it easier?

I straght up didn't know. I was looking ar pictures earlier and couldnt figure out why it was doing that.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Unome » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:18 pm

Froggie wrote:
Unome wrote:
Froggie wrote:I don’t know if that’s sarcasm or not, especially with a frowny face :?

He was saying that you probably should have picked a picture that doesn't clearly show the answer to one of the questions (I assume this is what it does when it's scared, though I haven't studied anything about snakes yet ).

But you wouldn’t know that if you didn’t study it.
It’s in the picture but how do you know if it just does that or it’s showing the other side of the tail so that you can ID it easier?

If there's a question asking that, it becomes trivial. That's how I did relatively well on Herps this year without having studied anything yet - lots of questions where the way it was worded was an easy giveaway.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:56 pm

Someone just answer the questions please.
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