Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 1st, 2018, 6:42 pm

Probably better to use hide or spoiler, since people who browse the question marathons may not want to know the answer the question right away.
Ironically, this post preserves the original unspoilered version.

Anyway, axolotl, you can go if you be more specific about which features belong to alligators and which belong to crocodiles (e.g. what tooth structure do alligators have and what tooth structure do crocodiles have)
If I say that they have (for example) darker skin, then infer that the other has lighter skin Jaw width (not counting Indian mugger): crocs have thinner
Inside jaw color: crocs are orange, gators have beige
Scute height: crocodiles have higher scutes/ridges for easier movement in water
DPRs: crocs have them evverywhere, gators only have them on and around the jaw
Tooth structure: gators have conical teeth, crocs have dagger-like teeth
Tooth shape: crocs have prominent fourth tooth and same size top and bottom jaw, gators have overbite (top>bottom)
Webbing on feet: crocs have a lot more webbing
Distribution: Africa, Australia, and America have crocs, gators are only in southern US and China
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby axolotl » June 11th, 2018, 11:16 am

here are some fun superlatives !
1) Largest reptile ever (scientific name)
2) First unquestionable reptile ever (genus and date)
3) Fastest crocodile (common name)
4) Smallest turtle (scientific name, bonus points for size!)
5) Slowest snake (scientific name)
6) Largest living lizard (scientific/common name, more bonus points for size)
7) Salamander with greatest lifespan (common name)
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 30th, 2018, 1:33 pm

here are some fun superlatives !
1) Largest reptile ever (scientific name)
2) First unquestionable reptile ever (genus and date)
3) Fastest crocodile (common name)
4) Smallest turtle (scientific name, bonus points for size!)
5) Slowest snake (scientific name)
6) Largest living lizard (scientific/common name, more bonus points for size)
7) Salamander with greatest lifespan (common name)
1) [i]Crocodylus porosus[/i]
2) [i]Hylonomus[/i], 312 mya
3) On land: the freshwater crocodile
4) [i]Homopus signatus[/i] (Adult males are 3 inches)
5) [i]Tropidechis carinatus[/i]
6) Komodo dragon (up to around 3 meters)
7) Olm
Anyone else can go.


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