Basic Animal care - 100 Questions On Reptiles And Amphibians

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For anyone interested in the basics, but complex world of reptiles and amphibians. P. S for students: covers the 16 pages of notes.


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  • 1. 
    What is the difference between ectothermy and endothermy?
  • 2. 
    Herpetologists are biologists that focus on......
    • A. 

      Reptiles

    • B. 

      Amphibians

    • C. 

      The study of herpes and how it can affect animals.

    • D. 

      Reptiles and amphibians

  • 3. 
    Herpetoculturists are people that .....
    • A. 

      ..keep and breed herps in captivity.

    • B. 

      .. study reptiles and amphibians.

    • C. 

      .. study the cultures of bacteria that affect reptiles and amphibians.

    • D. 

      .. help and care for the reptile and amphibian community in the wild.

  • 4. 
    Check off the various characteristics that REPTILES have as compared to amphibians.
    • A. 

      Ectothermic amniote tetrapods

    • B. 

      Ectothermic non-amniote tetrapods

    • C. 

      Permeable skin

    • D. 

      Glandular skin

    • E. 

      Dry skin

    • F. 

      Skin works as a respiratory and osmoregulatory organ

    • G. 

      Non-permeable skin

    • H. 

      Non-glandular skin

    • I. 

      Most have scales

    • J. 

      Have a three-chambered heart (except crocodilians)

    • K. 

      Two-chambered heart

    • L. 

      Have larval and adult life stages

    • M. 

      Many are uricotelic

    • N. 

      Undergo metamorphosis

  • 5. 
    Name one animal that referred to as an anuran.
  • 6. 
    Order Caudata is also called....
    • A. 

      Salientia

    • B. 

      Apoda

    • C. 

      Snarpola

    • D. 

      Urodela

  • 7. 
    In which order can you find tailless amphibian?
    • A. 

      Order Caudata

    • B. 

      Order Anura

    • C. 

      Order Gymnophiona

    • D. 

      Order Caudata and Gymnophiona

  • 8. 
    Which is true?
    • A. 

      REPTILES ≠ AMPHIBIANS

    • B. 

      REPTILES = AMPHIBIANS

  • 9. 
    Which of these is characterized by a stout body, short arms and long, powerful hind legs?
    • A. 

      Order Anura

    • B. 

      Order Caudata

    • C. 

      Order Urodela

    • D. 

      Order Apoda

  • 10. 
    Class Amphibia, order Anura is also called....
    • A. 

      Salientia

    • B. 

      Urodela

    • C. 

      Apoda

    • D. 

      Reptilia

  • 11. 
    In which order can you find salamanders, newts, sirens, and amphiuma?
    • A. 

      Order Caudata

    • B. 

      Order Gymnophobia

    • C. 

      Order Anura

    • D. 

      Order Reptilia

  • 12. 
    Name a characteristic of an animal in the orer Caudata. ( Just put the main word. For example: Tail, instead of >>he has a tail.)
  • 13. 
    In the class Amphibia, order Caudata, do you find animals with tails?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    About how many species do you find in the order Anura?
    • A. 

      Over 5000 species

    • B. 

      Over 500 species

    • C. 

      Over 3000 species

    • D. 

      Over 355 species

  • 15. 
    How many species do you find in the order Caudata? About _____ species.
  • 16. 
    What is a caecilian?
    • A. 

      An animal in order Gymnophiona

    • B. 

      A reptile

    • C. 

      An animal in order Caudata

    • D. 

      A reptile or amphibian which has had an artificial pregnancy. (Ceasarian)

  • 17. 
    In the order Gymnophiona, the amphibians are formerly called Apoda, but in every day words, what type of animal do we find?
  • 18. 
    in the class Amphibia, we find a very secretive group, not well-studied, but we know that they have some unique physical and behavioural adaptations. We know little about them, because there are less species than in the other groups. What estimation can you give about the number of species that exist in this group?
    • A. 

      230 species

    • B. 

      300 species

    • C. 

      163 species

    • D. 

      136 species

  • 19. 
    How many orders are there in the class Reptilia?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 20. 
    Which order is collectively referred to as chelonians because they are within the superorder Chelonia?
    • A. 

      Order Testudines

    • B. 

      Order Sphenodontia

    • C. 

      Order Squamata

    • D. 

      Order Tostephonitia

  • 21. 
    Check off what belongs to the order Testudines.
    • A. 

      Reptiles with an anapsid skull

    • B. 

      Amphibians with tails

    • C. 

      Have a rhamphotheca

    • D. 

      Have the presence of scales and hemipenes

    • E. 

      Have a protective shell (bony or cartilaginous)

    • F. 

      Only have a bony protective shell

    • G. 

      Only have a cartilaginous protective shell

    • H. 

      Have no shell

    • I. 

      Their shell is derived from rib tissue

    • J. 

      About 300 species

    • K. 

      About 436 species

  • 22. 
    Crocodilians such as alligators, crocodiles, gavials/gharials and caimans can be found in this order: Order __________.
  • 23. 
    Give the formal name (not order name) of the only survivors of an ancient clade of reptiles that appear lizard-like but have unique skull, brain, lung and spine anatomy.
  • 24. 
    Squamates share characteristics such as the presence of scales and hemipenes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    In which order  do you have tuataras or sphenodons? Order ____________.
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