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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by kate! » November 27th, 2018, 4:02 pm

isotelus wrote:Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
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Okay this may not be good advice because I've never actually competed but I think that you should know things like state reptiles, etymology, information specifically pertaining to your state, but just things that you think are relevant and different from other genera/orders. For example, the fact that a species of Ensatina is a ring species.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by isotelus » November 27th, 2018, 4:03 pm

kate! wrote:
isotelus wrote:Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
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Okay this may not be good advice because I've never actually competed but I think that you should know things like state reptiles, etymology, information specifically pertaining to your state, but just things that you think are relevant and different from other genera/orders. For example, the fact that a species of Ensatina is a ring species.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by Kyanite » November 28th, 2018, 10:34 am

isotelus wrote:Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
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Last year some notable ones I saw over and over were state reptiles/amphibians, locations of interest (ie blind salamanders in Texas), venom facts, defense mechanisms and unique adaptations. Essentially if a genus has something fairly unusual about it, expect them to ask questions about it.

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by karanbe123 » November 28th, 2018, 2:14 pm

Kyanite wrote:
isotelus wrote:Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
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Last year some notable ones I saw over and over were state reptiles/amphibians, locations of interest (ie blind salamanders in Texas), venom facts, defense mechanisms and unique adaptations. Essentially if a genus has something fairly unusual about it, expect them to ask questions about it.
Yeah, at this point its I wouldn't even call it trivia because they are asked so often.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by cbrant554 » November 29th, 2018, 7:38 am

karanbe123 wrote:
Kyanite wrote:
isotelus wrote:Hello, I was wondering how much trivia we would need to know for each order and genus, or if it's even relevant at all.
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Last year some notable ones I saw over and over were state reptiles/amphibians, locations of interest (ie blind salamanders in Texas), venom facts, defense mechanisms and unique adaptations. Essentially if a genus has something fairly unusual about it, expect them to ask questions about it.
Yeah, at this point its I wouldn't even call it trivia because they are asked so often.
I would group the genus facts with one of the animals in the genus and use that as your base like I see a lot of dusky salamander questions so I would put my Plethodontidae genus facts on the same page or a page after them

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by gl10086 » November 30th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Hello! I was wondering if there were any websites that I could use for additional information besides the wiki page. Have any ideas?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » November 30th, 2018, 6:21 pm

gl10086 wrote:Hello! I was wondering if there were any websites that I could use for additional information besides the wiki page. Have any ideas?
Wikipedia :P

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by gl10086 » November 30th, 2018, 6:27 pm

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gl10086 wrote:Hello! I was wondering if there were any websites that I could use for additional information besides the wiki page. Have any ideas?
Wikipedia :P
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by dvegadvol » December 1st, 2018, 8:14 am

This is a great resource: https://animaldiversity.org/

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Post by cbrant554 » December 2nd, 2018, 1:07 am

I recommend also trying to find online PDFs of field guides because they can be more consistent than some online resources

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