Template:Herpetology Entry

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The Herpetology Entry template is used to generate an infobox for an entry on a group on the Herpetology list.

Parameters

  • PICT - a picture of an organism in the taxa being described
  • AKA - any alternate or common names that the group has (e.g. the green iguana is also known as the bamboo chicken)
  • ETY - where the name of the organism comes from or how it originated
  • DESCR - a physical description of the organism
  • LC - a description of the typical life cycle within the taxa, from typical lifespan to nesting habits and courtship rituals
  • ECO - the ecology of the taxa (i.e. its relationship with its environment), including its habitat and diet
  • BEHAVIOR - how the taxa interacts with others both in and out of its taxa, as well as how it moves
  • CONSERV - the conservation status of the taxa and any efforts to protect it
  • DISTR - where the taxa is found geographically
  • MISC - any additional information

Examples

Code Result
{{Herpetology Entry
|AKA=Stink lizard
|ETY=The name "stink lizard" comes from the fact that these lizards produce a very unpleasant smelling oil when handled.
|DESCR=Stink lizards are green and orange, with yellow striped tails. They are typically around six inches long from the front of their head to the tip of their tails.
|LC=Stink lizards can live up to eight years in the wild. They can lay up to five eggs in a clutch. Eggs are buried in the sand and hatch within two months of being laid. Breeding takes place in the spring.
|ECO=Stink lizards eat small insects and other invertebrates. They live in desert scrub and shelter under rocks.
|BEHAVIOR=Stink lizards are very gregarious, living in swarms similar to bees. They tend to stay in the same area for much of their lives, not migrating.
|CONSERV=Stink lizards are a Least Concern species, and have not had any conservation efforts to protect them.
|DISTR=Stink lizards are found in the southwest United States, living in hot and dry states such as Nevada and New Mexico.
|MISC=Stink lizards are not real lizards.
}}
Alternate names Stink lizard
Etymology The name "stink lizard" comes from the fact that these lizards produce a very unpleasant smelling oil when handled.
Physical Appearance Stink lizards are green and orange, with yellow striped tails. They are typically around six inches long from the front of their head to the tip of their tails.
Life Cycle Stink lizards can live up to eight years in the wild. They can lay up to five eggs in a clutch. Eggs are buried in the sand and hatch within two months of being laid. Breeding takes place in the spring.
Ecology, Habitat and Diet Stink lizards eat small insects and other invertebrates. They live in desert scrub and shelter under rocks.
Behavior and Locomotion Stink lizards are very gregarious, living in swarms similar to bees. They tend to stay in the same area for much of their lives, not migrating.
Conservation Status and Efforts Stink lizards are a Least Concern species, and have not had any conservation efforts to protect them.
Distribution Stink lizards are found in the southwest United States, living in hot and dry states such as Nevada and New Mexico.
Miscellaneous Information Stink lizards are not real lizards.