Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby emmalasagna » January 16th, 2019, 4:33 pm

vs98 wrote:
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1. Rhyacotritonidae
2. Northwestern United States
3.14-15 coastal grooves
4. Cold,they are sensitive to heat and might die if it is too hot.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby vs98 » January 17th, 2019, 11:48 am

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1. Identify the genus of the organism shown above
2. In which state is the organism shown above considered invasive?
3. Describe the parental care these organisms exhibit
4. Are they ovoviviparous, oviparous, or viviparous?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » January 18th, 2019, 3:44 pm

Oof it's been a while.

Nerodia
idk vietnam maybe
not much really
viviparous
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby vs98 » January 22nd, 2019, 3:58 pm

Almandine wrote:Oof it's been a while.

Nerodia
idk vietnam maybe
not much really
viviparous

Corrections
1. correct
2. California
3. none after birth
4. correct
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » January 29th, 2019, 4:10 pm

Image

1.List genus and family.
2.What color does this genus turn after death?
3.Why?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby kate! » January 29th, 2019, 4:26 pm

Almandine wrote:Image

1.List genus and family.
2.What color does this genus turn after death?
3.Why?

Answers:
1. Family Colubridae, Genus Opheodrys
2. Blue-gray
3. Because the yellow pigment that combines with blue pigment to make the green color of living snakes breaks down, leaving only the blue pigment.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » January 30th, 2019, 7:43 am

Correct, proceed
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby kate! » January 30th, 2019, 2:19 pm

Questions:
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1. Identify this specimen to the nearest taxon required by the official list.
2. What is the anatomical reason for this specimen's name?
3. What is the difference between males and females of this taxon?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby emmalasagna » January 31st, 2019, 3:21 pm

kate! wrote:
Questions:
Image
1. Identify this specimen to the nearest taxon required by the official list.
2. What is the anatomical reason for this specimen's name?
3. What is the difference between males and females of this taxon?


Answers:
1. Genus Terrapene, Box Turtle
2.They have a hinged plastron, so they can pull their arms, heads, tails, and legs into their shells and completely close up their shells, like a box.
3.Males usually have red eyes, whereas females have brown/dark eyes. Males also have longer and thicker tails than females and a concave plastron. (I'm pretty sure there are more differences too but those are the main ones, I think)
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby kate! » January 31st, 2019, 4:44 pm

emmalasagna wrote:
kate! wrote:
Questions:
Image
1. Identify this specimen to the nearest taxon required by the official list.
2. What is the anatomical reason for this specimen's name?
3. What is the difference between males and females of this taxon?


Answers:
1. Genus Terrapene, Box Turtle
2.They have a hinged plastron, so they can pull their arms, heads, tails, and legs into their shells and completely close up their shells, like a box.
3.Males usually have red eyes, whereas females have brown/dark eyes. Males also have longer and thicker tails than females and a concave plastron. (I'm pretty sure there are more differences too but those are the main ones, I think)

Yeet all correct
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby GurtYo » February 16th, 2019, 8:53 am

Okay, I have one.

https://aqua.org/-/media/BlogImport/00454018jpg.jpg

What is the ideal habitat?

Describe the sexual dimorphism.

What is one reason this species is endangered?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby memeus » February 17th, 2019, 7:11 pm

GurtYo wrote:Okay, I have one.

https://aqua.org/-/media/BlogImport/00454018jpg.jpg

What is the ideal habitat?

Describe the sexual dimorphism.

What is one reason this species is endangered?

Answer (If I get it right, anyone can go)
1. Their ideal habitat is shallow marshes/bogs (hence their common name)
2. The male has a concave plastron and a thick tail. The females have a flat plastron with a thinner tail
3. The drainage of their quite specific habitat has led to the endagerment of Glyptemys Muhlenbergii

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby GurtYo » February 18th, 2019, 2:55 pm

memeus wrote:
GurtYo wrote:Okay, I have one.

https://aqua.org/-/media/BlogImport/00454018jpg.jpg

What is the ideal habitat?

Describe the sexual dimorphism.

What is one reason this species is endangered?

Answer (If I get it right, anyone can go)
1. Their ideal habitat is shallow marshes/bogs (hence their common name)
2. The male has a concave plastron and a thick tail. The females have a flat plastron with a thinner tail
3. The drainage of their quite specific habitat has led to the endagerment of Glyptemys Muhlenbergii


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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby memeus » February 19th, 2019, 9:17 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphiuma#/media/File:Amphiuma_(two-toed).jpg
Lol couldn't remember how to add an image so...
1. What do fisherman commonly call this organism?
2. What anatomical feature classifies the species of this organism?
3. How many chromosomes does this organism have?
4. Which class is this organism in?

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby dragonfruit35 » February 19th, 2019, 12:39 pm

memeus wrote:
Questions
picture
Lol couldn't remember how to add an image so...|1. What do fisherman commonly call this organism?
2. What anatomical feature classifies the species of this organism?
3. How many chromosomes does this organism have?
4. Which class is this organism in?


The link takes you directly to a page where it shows the name of the organism ;)

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