Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby ScottMaurer19 » April 5th, 2018, 9:24 am

Unome wrote:
Wow I can actually ID this from memory!
1. Plethodon
The rest from binder:
2. They have no aquatic larval stage (tadpoles), juveniles are physically similar to adults.
3. I'll go with 28. The number varies quite a bit.
4. They have no lungs - breathe through skin.
5. 18-19 (sometimes slightly more or less)
6. Caudal autotomy (tbh no idea, I just took a reasonable guess)
7. Daytime (guessing)
8. Invertebrates - insects, worms, etc.

What did you use for ID?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Unome » April 5th, 2018, 10:41 am

ScottMaurer19 wrote:
Unome wrote:
Wow I can actually ID this from memory!
1. Plethodon
The rest from binder:
2. They have no aquatic larval stage (tadpoles), juveniles are physically similar to adults.
3. I'll go with 28. The number varies quite a bit.
4. They have no lungs - breathe through skin.
5. 18-19 (sometimes slightly more or less)
6. Caudal autotomy (tbh no idea, I just took a reasonable guess)
7. Daytime (guessing)
8. Invertebrates - insects, worms, etc.

What did you use for ID?

Prominent costal grooves, small head, thick tail.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby The48thYoshi » April 5th, 2018, 12:32 pm

Unome wrote:
Wow I can actually ID this from memory!
1. Plethodon
The rest from binder:
2. They have no aquatic larval stage (tadpoles), juveniles are physically similar to adults.
3. I'll go with 28. The number varies quite a bit.
4. They have no lungs - breathe through skin.
5. 18-19 (sometimes slightly more or less)
6. Caudal autotomy (tbh no idea, I just took a reasonable guess)
7. Daytime (guessing)
8. Invertebrates - insects, worms, etc.


Seems about right. For 7 I’m fairly certain that it is disputed whether they are nocturnal or diurnal, as one study said nocturnal an another said diurnal. I made these questions without checking the answers, but from my memory, the rest seem to be correct.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby wheyprotein » April 17th, 2018, 5:11 pm

There hasn't been a question in a long time so I'll ask!
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1. Family?
2. Where does it eat? Give two examples of what it would eat.
3. T/F The females are polyandrous. Define polyandrous.
4. Conservation?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 17th, 2018, 6:52 pm

wheyprotein wrote:There hasn't been a question in a long time so I'll ask!
Image
1. Family?
2. Where does it eat? Give two examples of what it would eat.
3. T/F The females are polyandrous. Define polyandrous.
4. Conservation?

Answer
Okay, I got the answer without cheating, but the genus is in the URL so be careful :P
1) Emydidae
2) Can forage on land and catch prey in water; frogs and crayfish
3) F; One female gets exclusive mating rights to many males
4) Endangered

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby wheyprotein » April 18th, 2018, 6:07 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
wheyprotein wrote:There hasn't been a question in a long time so I'll ask!
Image
1. Family?
2. Where does it eat? Give two examples of what it would eat.
3. T/F The females are polyandrous. Define polyandrous.
4. Conservation?

Answer
Okay, I got the answer without cheating, but the genus is in the URL so be careful :P
1) Emydidae
2) Can forage on land and catch prey in water; frogs and crayfish
3) F; One female gets exclusive mating rights to many males
4) Endangered


Oops :o. Anyways, you are correct! Proceed with the next question!
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 18th, 2018, 1:54 pm

Describe the difference between viviparity, ovoviviparity, ovuliparity, and true oviparity. Give an example for each (use a reptile/amphibian if possible).

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » April 24th, 2018, 2:39 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Describe the difference between viviparity, ovoviviparity, ovuliparity, and true oviparity. Give an example for each (use a reptile/amphibian if possible).

Viviparity: Live young, not eggs. Ovoviviparity: Form eggs, and the eggs stay inside the mother until ready to hatch. Can hatch either inside the body or eggs sacs are expelled from the mother’s body. Ovuliparity: (not really sure) fertilization is external. True oviparity: (not really sure either) fertilization is internal.
Viviparous: Storeria
Ovoviviparous: Nerodia
Ovuliparity: Scaohiopus
True oviparous: Elapidae
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 24th, 2018, 2:51 pm

Froggie wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Describe the difference between viviparity, ovoviviparity, ovuliparity, and true oviparity. Give an example for each (use a reptile/amphibian if possible).

Viviparity: Live young, not eggs. Ovoviviparity: Form eggs, and the eggs stay inside the mother until ready to hatch. Can hatch either inside the body or eggs sacs are expelled from the mother’s body. Ovuliparity: (not really sure) fertilization is external. True oviparity: (not really sure either) fertilization is internal.
Viviparous: Storeria
Ovoviviparous: Nerodia
Ovuliparity: Scaohiopus
True oviparous: Elapidae

Yep, except not sure about Nerodia and Elapidae :?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » May 5th, 2018, 1:05 pm

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What part of this genus's body can project up to 80% of its length?
List genus and body part.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby nyoomnyoom » May 5th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Almandine wrote:¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What part of this genus's body can project up to 80% of its length?
List genus and body part.
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ooh fun I like this one
hydromantes, and its long, sticky tongue

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » May 5th, 2018, 1:44 pm

ಠ_ಠ
Correct, you may go.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby axolotl » May 5th, 2018, 2:07 pm

Image
:?: Not sure if I entered the image correctly
What percent of this organism's habitat is now destroyed?
How do juveniles differ from adults?
What time of year is this organism most commonly seen?
Do females or males live longer?
What is the most optimal water temperature for this organism?
T/F: Females mate every single mating season.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 9th, 2018, 4:37 pm

axolotl wrote:Image
:?: Not sure if I entered the image correctly
What percent of this organism's habitat is now destroyed?
How do juveniles differ from adults?
What time of year is this organism most commonly seen?
Do females or males live longer?
What is the most optimal water temperature for this organism?
T/F: Females mate every single mating season.

Shot in the dark
I'm thinking this is a musk turtle? 70%, juveniles are smaller, summer, females, 20-30 degrees Celsius, T

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby axolotl » May 9th, 2018, 5:09 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:
axolotl wrote:Image
:?: Not sure if I entered the image correctly
What percent of this organism's habitat is now destroyed?
How do juveniles differ from adults?
What time of year is this organism most commonly seen?
Do females or males live longer?
What is the most optimal water temperature for this organism?
T/F: Females mate every single mating season.

Shot in the dark
I'm thinking this is a musk turtle? 70%, juveniles are smaller, summer, females, 20-30 degrees Celsius, T

Nope, try again on the identification. (sorry this is a bad angle lol)
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