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Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 28th, 2019, 8:59 am
by GurtYo
I can seem to find very much information about Batrachoseps (slender salamander). Anyone else have some luck?
The same thing goes for web-toed salamanders (Hydromantes)
Sometimes, info can be hard to find for genera since many websites are a lot more detailed about species. When I can't find a lot of info about a genus, I'll usually just look at some of the most common species and combine info from those. It's not perfect, but it works.
So, for web-toed salamander I would write about the Shasta Salamander, since it is the salamander species I am finding a lot on?

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
by emmalasagna

The same thing goes for web-toed salamanders (Hydromantes)
Sometimes, info can be hard to find for genera since many websites are a lot more detailed about species. When I can't find a lot of info about a genus, I'll usually just look at some of the most common species and combine info from those. It's not perfect, but it works.
So, for web-toed salamander I would write about the Shasta Salamander, since it is the salamander species I am finding a lot on?
That would make sense.For Hydromantes, though, there are only 3 species, so it wouldn't be too hard to gather info on all three. But yes, since that one's probably the most well-researched, it would make sense to use a lot of that info for your notes.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: February 28th, 2019, 10:51 am
by GurtYo

Sometimes, info can be hard to find for genera since many websites are a lot more detailed about species. When I can't find a lot of info about a genus, I'll usually just look at some of the most common species and combine info from those. It's not perfect, but it works.
So, for web-toed salamander I would write about the Shasta Salamander, since it is the salamander species I am finding a lot on?
That would make sense.For Hydromantes, though, there are only 3 species, so it wouldn't be too hard to gather info on all three. But yes, since that one's probably the most well-researched, it would make sense to use a lot of that info for your notes.
Thanks!

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: March 1st, 2019, 8:54 pm
by nyu12345
How are you guys writing notes for the family Salamandridae?

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 5:21 pm
by krasabnk
How are you guys writing notes for the family Salamandridae?
I take information from the different websites I find for newts and organize the information based on common species in my region. So like I could have a single species of newt that would have information on its life history and shape, etc. Note writing is generally up to the person making the notes, so whatever fits your organization style should work best for you.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 5:24 pm
by krasabnk
An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 5:29 pm
by cbrant554
An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.
I have had it at every single competition but if you go to state/nats I would expect it.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: March 5th, 2019, 5:32 pm
by BennyTheJett
An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.
Haven't had it yet. I would expect it at state, and for sure nats. Thanks for reminding me to study these! :oops:

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: March 6th, 2019, 9:59 am
by emmalasagna
An additional question - Has anyone had a test where they had to listen to frog calls, regionals or states? So far in my experience, no such thing happened.
Yep, several times. iirc, it was also on the nats test last year.

Re: Herpetology B/C

Posted: March 9th, 2019, 10:28 am
by WendysLvr