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Lecture 4 FNR 251


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Taxonomy Reptiles
Ecology And Systematics Of Amphibians, Reptiles, And Birds
Rod N. Williams
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Ecology, amphibians, reptiles, forestry, Natural Resources
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Date Created: 02/06/16
LECTURE 4: TAXONOMY WITH CHARACTERISTICS: REPTILES Alligator mississippiensis General Information for Each Taxonomic Group Morphological characteristics Habits & Habitat Reproduction & Development Diet Geographic distribution: Present in Indiana? Conservation status  Photographs of representative species I. Order Testudines (or Chelonia) Turtles Ventral View Dorsal View PLASTRON CARAPACE I.a Order Testudines: Families Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae (Sea Turtles) Atlantic Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea coriacea) I.b Order Testudines: Families Chelydridae (Snapping Turtles) Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temmincki) ENDANGERED Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) I.c Order Testudines: Families Kinosternidae (Mud and Musk Turtles) Eastern Mud Turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum) ENDANGERED I.d Order Testudines: Families Emydidae (Basking, Marsh, and Box Turtles) Ornate Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata ornata) ENDANGERED FNR 251 01/11/2008 I.e Order Testudines: Families Testudinidae (Tortoises) (Gopherus agassizii) I.e Order Testudines: Families Trionychidae (Soft-shelled Turtles) Eastern Spiny Softshell (Apalone spinifera spinifera) II.b Order Crocodylia: Families Crocodylidae and Alligatoridae (Alligators and Crocodiles ) Croco(fossil)eoderm American Alligator American Crocodile (Alligator mississippiensis) (CENDANGEREDacutus) III.a Order Squamata : Suborder Lacertilia (Lizards) Typical Lizard Claws Scales (Salamanders have smooth skin) No Claws Underside of Thigh Salamander Femoral Pores Foot Movable No movable Eyelids Eyelids Ear No Ear Openings Opening Lizard Snake FNR 251 01/11/2008 III.b Suborder Lacertilia: Family Gekkonidae (Geckos) Uroplatus henkeli Uroplatus phantasticus III.c Suborder Lacertilia: Family Iguanidae (Iguana) Galápagos Marine Iguana Ctenosaura hemilopha (short- (Amblyrynchus cristatus) crested spiny-tailed iguana) Phrynosomatidae (spiny lizards) Northern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) Texas Horned Lizard (Phyrnosoma cornutum) Agamidae Chlamydosaurus kingii Moloch horridus frillneck lizard The Thorny Devil Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps) Polychrotidae (anoles and friends) III.d Suborder Lacertilia: Family Anguidae (Glass or Alligator Lizards) Western Slender Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus attenuatus) III.e Suborder Lacertilia: Family Helodermatidae (Beaded Lizards) From top to bottom:An adult, a two year-old and a Mexican Beaded Lizard (Heloderma horridum) Size Comparison: Male on the left, Female on the right. III.f Suborder Lacertilia: Family Teiidae (Whiptails and Racerunners) Prairie Racerunner Six-lined Racerunner (Aspidoscelis sexlineatus (Aspidoscelis sexlineatus) FNR 251 01/1viridis) III.g Suborder Lacertilia: Family Scincidae (Skinks) Five-lined Skink Ground Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus) (Scincella lateralis) IV. Order Squamata : Serpentes (Snakes) Female: Tapers from Anus Male: Stout at base Stump-tail: Lost via accident IV.a Order Squamata : Family Boidae (Boas) Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boas Boa constrictor (Corallus caninus) IV.b Order Squamata : Family Viperidae (Vipers) Eastern Massasauga RattlesnakeTimber Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus caten(Crotalus horridus horridus) FNR 251 ENDANGERED ENDANGERED IV.c Order Squamata : Family Elapidae (Cobras, Coral) Western Coral Snake Harlequin Coralsnake (Micruroides euryxanthus)icrurus fulvius) IV.d Order Squamata : Family Colubridae(Snakes) IV.e Order Squamata : Family Natricidae (Snakes) Kirtland’s Snake (Clonophis kirtlandii) ENDANGERED Redbelly Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster) ENDANGERED IV.f Order Squamata : Family Dipsadidae(Snakes) Review of Terms: Lecture 3 Anatomical Features: Aposematic coloring, Carapace, Cloaca, Hemotoxin, Jacobson’s Organ, Neurotoxin, Osteoderms, Plastron Reproductive and Developmental Terms: Temperature-dependant sex determination, Oviparous, Ovoviviparous, Viviparous


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