Herpetology B/C

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Unome » March 25th, 2018, 8:54 am

Ok, I guess it's my turn,
[attachment=3]Image A.png[/attachment][attachment=2]Image B.png[/attachment][attachment=1]Image C.png[/attachment][attachment=0]Image D.png[/attachment]
1. Identify the genus of Image A
2. Identify the genus of Image B
3. Identify the genus of Image C
4. Identify the genus of Image D
5. Which order and family do these organisms belong to?
6. Which of these two organisms are most closely related?
7. Which of these organisms is most distantly related to the other three?
8. Are these organisms primarily herbivores or carnivores?
9. In general, what types of plants/animals do these organisms eat?
10. What specific type of habitat does the organism in Image B prefer?
11. What is caudal autotomy? What is its purpose?
12. Which of these specimens exhibit caudal autotomy? (name all that apply)
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby The48thYoshi » April 2nd, 2018, 11:56 am

Ok, I guess it's my turn,
Image A.pngImage B.pngImage C.pngImage D.png
1. Identify the genus of Image A
2. Identify the genus of Image B
3. Identify the genus of Image C
4. Identify the genus of Image D
5. Which order and family do these organisms belong to?
6. Which of these two organisms are most closely related?
7. Which of these organisms is most distantly related to the other three?
8. Are these organisms primarily herbivores or carnivores?
9. In general, what types of plants/animals do these organisms eat?
10. What specific type of habitat does the organism in Image B prefer?
11. What is caudal autotomy? What is its purpose?
12. Which of these specimens exhibit caudal autotomy? (name all that apply)
1. Desmognathus
2. Hemidactylium
3. Plethodon
4. Gyrinophilus
5. Order: Caudata (Urodela), Family: Plethodontidae
6. A and C
7. B 
8. Carnivores
9. Invertebrates?
10. Woodlands
11. The organism drops its tail in order to escape and confuse potential predators
12. Only A, B, and C (I think so)
I might’ve done these without my binder so... it’s probably all wrong :D
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Unome » April 2nd, 2018, 2:47 pm

Ok, I guess it's my turn,
Image A.pngImage B.pngImage C.pngImage D.png
1. Identify the genus of Image A
2. Identify the genus of Image B
3. Identify the genus of Image C
4. Identify the genus of Image D
5. Which order and family do these organisms belong to?
6. Which of these two organisms are most closely related?
7. Which of these organisms is most distantly related to the other three?
8. Are these organisms primarily herbivores or carnivores?
9. In general, what types of plants/animals do these organisms eat?
10. What specific type of habitat does the organism in Image B prefer?
11. What is caudal autotomy? What is its purpose?
12. Which of these specimens exhibit caudal autotomy? (name all that apply)
1. Desmognathus
2. Hemidactylium
3. Plethodon
4. Gyrinophilus
5. Order: Caudata (Urodela), Family: Plethodontidae
6. A and C
7. B 
8. Carnivores
9. Invertebrates?
10. Woodlands
11. The organism drops its tail in order to escape and confuse potential predators
12. Only A, B, and C (I think so)
I might’ve done these without my binder so... it’s probably all wrong :D
Nice to know that my question didn't completely kill off the thread. Mostly looks good to me. For #10 I was going for sphagnum moss, couldn't think of a good way to phrase the question. Your turn.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby The48thYoshi » April 5th, 2018, 8:53 am

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1. Identify this to the specificity of the official herpetology list
2. What is unique about the life cycle of this individual?
3. How many genera are in the family this belongs to?
4. What is unique about the family this belongs to?
5. How many coastal grooves does it have?
6. What is it’s primary defense behavior?
7. When is it most active?
8. What type of diet does it have?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Unome » April 5th, 2018, 9:22 am

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.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

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

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

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

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

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?
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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