Category: Reptiles & Amphibians

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Gymnophiona:

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In the most basic sense, hearing is caused by the vibration in a surrounding medium to resonate some part of an animal’s body. The horny skin serves as a resistance to the osmotic (the tendency of fluids to diffuse) discharge of water from the body tissues to the external environment consequently mitigating desiccation. Males and females are similar in appearance, although the males tend to have broader and more distinct black bands on the head and breast and a brighter orange bill. Spadefoots and the northern casque-headed treefrogs have hardened areas, called spades, on their hind feet with which to dig.
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Amphibians And Reptiles in Bulgaria (Faunistica)

Vladimir Beshkov

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Should you find snakes undesirable on your property, remove debris piles, brush and rodent food sources, and in time the snakes will likely move along with the rodents. Stiff paper, pencil, pair of scissors and a little imagination are all you need. It is not hard to pick out the animals who are mammals, But it is not always easy to separate the reptiles from the amphibians. They are carnivorous, sometimes eating live prey. Here, high in the trees, tadpoles of arboreal frogs wriggle about.
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Sea Turtles (Bullfrog Books: Life Under the Sea)

Cari Meister

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Mount them on oaktag or construction paper and laminate them if you have access to a laminator. Common in freshwater marshes and bordering habitats. Specimens occasionally found on Long Pine Key. Their mating calls are a sure sign of spring! If they're caught or frightened, common lizards have the disconcerting ability to shed part of their tail, leaving it wiggling on the path whilst the animal makes it's escape. Using real plants can make a difference, whether significant or slight, in how well an animal feels, how naturally it behaves, whether or not it eats and/or reproduces, how healthy it is and how long it lives.
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Amphibians and Reptiles of New England: Habitats and Natural

Richard M. DeGraaf

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In feeding trials, fish, frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals were all found to be susceptible. [130] [131] The only predators with some tolerance to the poison are certain populations of common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis). Whoops, we thought your browser supported HTML5 audio and it doesn't. Many species in Europe, North America, and other industrialized areas are now threatened or extinct. So, one type of seed, eaten by a House Finch, might make it appear yellow, while the same seed eaten by a Cardinal might make it appear pink, as the Cardinal converts the pigment metabolically to a red pigment.
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Diamondbacks (Really Wild Life of Snakes)

Heather Feldman

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This development now gave amniotes a middle ear in addition to their inner ear structure where before they only had an inner ear. Exothermic- They absorb heat energy from their surroundings, meaning they don't have to eat as much as exothermic animals (mammals & birds). Microscopic particles adhere to a mucous secretion in the pharynx and are eaten. Healthy Pets Healthy People: Information on health benefits of pets and disease risks. I also made a felt ball garland by threading some gold twine through an assortment of felt balls from TaDaa Studio Felt.
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The Venomous Snakes and their Mimics of Panama and Costa

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The ilium slopes forward and the body is held closer to the ground than is the case in mammals. [54] In most amphibians, there are four digits on the fore foot and five on the hind foot, but no claws on either. Amphibians lay their eggs in water, such as frogs. Personnel associated with the division conduct research in the Southwest and involving functional and evolutionary ecology of reptiles and conservation of biological diversity.
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A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of

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Adult amphibians have an opisthonephric kidney, that is, one that was developed from the main mass (except for the foremost end) of kidney-forming tissue in the embryo; the collecting tubules of the amphibian's opisthonephric kidney are connected to a drainage tube called the archinephric, or Wolffian, duct. The authors examine population decline data and Batrachochytridium dendrobatidis information to show that the chytridiomycosis epidemic in Central and South America can be strongly modeled based on date of decline (DOD) instead of last year observed (LYO).
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Amphibians and Reptiles of New Mexico

William G. Degenhardt

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The crowned Snake is the smallest snake native to Highlands County. Reptiles with spectacles do not have eyelids that open and close, giving the eerie impression that these animals stare relentlessly. Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures reptile products as well as product for, amphibians, birds and aquatic pets. An easy way to recall the differences between mammals, reptiles and amphibians is simple: You've got your "warm and fuzzies," your "cold and scalies" and your "cold and webbies."
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Frogs Being Froggy (Frogs of the World)

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Difficult to see as they climb through the foliage with sticky toe-pads, but commonly heard are the arboreal treefrogs, such as the Green Treefrog (shown left). Some live where there is lush vegetation in easy reach; these ones are larger with dome-shaped shells. All amphibians have a covering of moist skin. To conclude, keeping different species together successfully takes experience, research, time, money, and space to provide and the community tank is something that most hobbyists and private breeders are unable to do safely and with long-term success.
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A Prayer for Burma

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On the ridge it is usually found near water. The garter snakes of Highlands County are usually some shade of green with a distinct stripe on the back and each side. However there are some that will retain the juvenile gills into adulthood and remain in this state for their entire lives. These pits allow the snakes to sense the body heat of birds and mammals, enabling pit vipers to hunt rodents in the dark. For years, climate change was ignored, too. Unlike other land vertebrates, most amphibians lay eggs in water.
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