Category: Reptiles & Amphibians

Newts and Salamanders of Europe (Poyser Natural History)

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The fish first appeared during the Cambrian Period. Powerful stomach acids dissolve everything, including bones. The bullfrog can be distinguished from the pig frog by having a rounder snout and incompletely webbed feet. Mojave Shovel-nosed Snake (Chionactis occipitalis occipitalis) Whitish with brown or black crossbands and a shovel-like snout. It often burrows just beneath the surface of the sand and is sometimes found under natural or artificial debris and leaf litter.
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The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State:

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The Jacobson's organ analyzes the particles and tells the brain what the animal 'smelled.' Some snakes - boas, pythons, and pit vipers - also have heat-sensitive receptors ('pit' openings) on the sides of their heads. Mucus, other glands and a pigment layer are present in the dermis. The ear allows for: communication over distances, sensing danger and, in some species, determining their surroundings. ReproductionMost amphibians go through annual periods of mating (Duellman 19).
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Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians, Second Edition

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This online field guide is intended to provide instant access to pictures, maps, calls and descriptions for New Jersey�s reptiles and amphibians. A frog is a good example, starting out as a tadpole with gills to breathe underwater and a tail to swim with. Reptilian lungs are more developed than those of amphibians. This adaptation allows them to survive in mature woodlands without the need of large or even vernal pools of water. The highly toxic bufo toxins in the animals parotid glands causes almost certain death for any creature attempting to eat it.
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Introducing Reptiles (Hands on Nature)

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These large amphibians retain several larval characteristics in their adult state; gills slits are present and the eyes are unlidded. It may be seen around windows and lights on buildings because of the abundance of insects attracted to light. Poikilothermy refers to the condition in which body temperature varies with the temperature of the environment; it is contrasted with homeothermy, a characteristic of birds and mammals, in which body temperature remains essentially the same through a wide range of environmental temperatures.
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Amphibians & Reptiles of Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Edward D. Koch

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As they grow, reptiles regularly molt, or shed their outer layer of skin. It is important that you provide a safe, warm, and comfortable environment for your reptile or amphibian to live in. Like the lesser siren, it may secrete a moisture-retaining cacoon in dry times. Do not allow amphibians or reptiles to roam freely throughout your house. The ancestors of modern amphibians were the first animals to venture out of the water and adapt to life on land.
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The natural history of Mexican rattlesnakes

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The Japanese Giant Salmander Lives in Japan where there is a large lake or pond. In an environment where food is scarce, such as in deserts, reptiles have an advantage. The following is a brief, acceptable classification of the living reptiles, class Reptilia: Bibliography: Ackerman, Lowell, The Biology, Husbandry, and Health Care of Reptiles, 3 vols. (1997); Bartlett, R. Many who keep a porch-light lit have a resident toad or two, such as the Fowler's Toad, who eagerly slurp up insects attracted to the light and in the morning leave little pelleted-presents on the sidewalk.
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Poisonous Snakes of the World : a Manual for Use by U. S.

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For inquiries concerning bulk purchases for corporate use, sales incentives, or nonprofit sales, please email our Special Sales department at TradeSales@hmhco.com Houghton Mifflin encourages you to buy books from both online and local booksellers. Only the fish species, like pufferfish and sea horse, are hidden in the puzzle. Pelorocephalus This "monstrously headed" amphibian lived in South America. Via Wikipedia Floridians have experienced some of the damage these animals can cause, from iguanas that destroy cement walls to Burmese pythons that eat protected species.
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Where's That Reptile? (Hide & Seek Science)

Barbara Brenner, Carol Schwartz

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To use any images on this site please contact me at: mniemill@utk.edu Crisp The Spanish ribbed newt or Iberian ribbed newt, Pleurodeles waltl. He was captive hatched by a private breeder in North Carolina and has been at CuriOdyssey since September 2011. Its short body and tail allowed it to propel itself forward by rippling its body up and down. The Rough Green Snake is an excellent climber that spends most of its time above ground often going unnoticed because of its shape and color that disguises them as vines.
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Snake (Animal)

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Hair has several functions: 1) insulation; 2) sensory function (whiskers of a cat); 3) camouflage, a warning system to predators, communication of social information, gender, or threats; and 4) protection as an additional layer or by forming dangerous spines that deter predators. For information about booksellers in your area, we recommend you visit Book Web’s Bookstore Directory or order from an online bookstore in the list provided. Individuals of this species can reach a size of 14 inches total length.
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Sex and Friendship in Baboons (Evolutionary Foundations of

Barbara B. Smuts

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This also supports the view that climate effects are involved in weakened immune systems making it more difficult for amphibians to fight off diseases such as chytrid fungus. Amphibians are known as indicator species, meaning that changes in their climate dramatically impact their ability to survive. Then they brought the frogs to the opposite bank and let them go. FLASH: A new study reports that lights on at night can worsen smog conditions for a city!
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