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Herpetology B/C

Postby Entomology » September 5th, 2017, 4:14 pm

Welcome to the 2018 Herpetology Question Marathon!

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1) Common Name, Scientific Name
2) Preferred habitat?
3) Clutch Size?
4) The oldest fossilized species of this genus are from the __________ epoch.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Knyte_Xjn » September 16th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Entomology wrote:Welcome to the 2018 Herpetology Question Marathon!

Here we go
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1) Common Name, Scientific Name
2) Preferred habitat?
3) Clutch Size?
4) The oldest fossilized species of this genus are from the __________ epoch.


Answer
1) Box Turtles, Terrapene 2) Forests (not completely sure) 3)1-7 eggs 4) Miocene
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Entomology » September 24th, 2017, 8:08 am

Knyte_Xjn wrote:
Entomology wrote:Welcome to the 2018 Herpetology Question Marathon!

Here we go
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1) Common Name, Scientific Name
2) Preferred habitat?
3) Clutch Size?
4) The oldest fossilized species of this genus are from the __________ epoch.


Answer
1) Box Turtles, Terrapene 2) Forests (not completely sure) 3)1-7 eggs 4) Miocene


All good! My only change is that for number 2 my answer was mesic woodlands.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Knyte_Xjn » October 1st, 2017, 10:58 am

Here are a few general questions:
1)What is the upper portion of the shell of a turtle called?
2)What is the lower portion of the shell of a turtle called?
3)How is the sex of a turtle determined?
4)Define pivotal temperature.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby bmd234 » October 23rd, 2017, 4:18 am

Knyte_Xjn wrote:Here are a few general questions:
1)What is the upper portion of the shell of a turtle called?
2)What is the lower portion of the shell of a turtle called?
3)How is the sex of a turtle determined?
4)Define pivotal temperature.


Whoops accidentally messed this up... the answer is below this comment :D
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby bmd234 » October 23rd, 2017, 9:04 am

bmd234 wrote:
Knyte_Xjn wrote:Here are a few general questions:
1)What is the upper portion of the shell of a turtle called?
2)What is the lower portion of the shell of a turtle called?
3)How is the sex of a turtle determined?
4)Define pivotal temperature.


1. Carapace

2. Plastron

3. Most turtles have their sex determined based off temperature. Warm temperatures produce females, cooler temperatures produce males

4. Pivotal temperature is a constant temperature that produces equal amounts of male and females within reproduction

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Knyte_Xjn » October 27th, 2017, 7:41 pm

bmd234 wrote:
bmd234 wrote:
Knyte_Xjn wrote:Here are a few general questions:
1)What is the upper portion of the shell of a turtle called?
2)What is the lower portion of the shell of a turtle called?
3)How is the sex of a turtle determined?
4)Define pivotal temperature.


1. Carapace

2. Plastron

3. Most turtles have their sex determined based off temperature. Warm temperatures produce females, cooler temperatures produce males

4. Pivotal temperature is a constant temperature that produces equal amounts of male and females within reproduction

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby bmd234 » October 28th, 2017, 11:55 am

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1)Give two nicknames of this species
2)Where are these reptiles considered an invasive species?
3)Describe the habitat of this species

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » October 29th, 2017, 8:55 am

bmd234 wrote:Image

1)Give two nicknames of this species
2)Where are these reptiles considered an invasive species?
3)Describe the habitat of this species

1) Common iguana, Common green iguana (?)
2) Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (US), Florida, Hawaii, Texas
3) Near water, but in trees as well.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby bmd234 » October 29th, 2017, 4:05 pm

Froggie wrote:
bmd234 wrote:Image

1)Give two nicknames of this species
2)Where are these reptiles considered an invasive species?
3)Describe the habitat of this species

1) Common iguana, Common green iguana (?)
2) Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (US), Florida, Hawaii, Texas
3) Near water, but in trees as well.


Yep! All correct, your turn! :D

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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » November 4th, 2017, 7:12 pm

It's been a week since anyone posted anything. May I go?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » November 5th, 2017, 4:02 am

Almandine wrote:It's been a week since anyone posted anything. May I go?

Oh oops.
Yeah you can go, I don’t have a lot of time today.
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » November 5th, 2017, 6:13 pm

What is the main difference between mud and musk turtles?
Eyes are red in musk, brown in mud
Gular scutes are extended in mud, not in musk
Pectoral scutes are triangular in mud, squareish in musk
Postorbital spots in musk turtles are behind the eye, while mud turtles have postorbital spots below the eye
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Froggie » November 6th, 2017, 4:05 am

Almandine wrote:What is the main difference between mud and musk turtles?
Eyes are red in musk, brown in mud
Gular scutes are extended in mud, not in musk
Pectoral scutes are triangular in mud, squareish in musk
Postorbital spots in musk turtles are behind the eye, while mud turtles have postorbital spots below the eye

You’re not supposed to answer your own question.. :?
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Re: Herpetology B/C

Postby Almandine » November 6th, 2017, 6:14 am

Oops. I am new to this.
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