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    Sexual dimorphism in body size between males and females helps contribute to both natural and sexual selection for reproductive advantage. However, it is not known why these differences exist in most species and how it may be controlled. Several case studies were performed on Sceloporus lizards, including those of male-larger species and female-larger species, as well as the Western diamond-backed rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, which is a male-larger species. The main question revolves around whether sexual size dimorphism, SSD, is predominantly influenced by genetic or environmental causes. Possible determinants for SSD in these squamate reptiles may be the availability of food, amount of testosterone in the body, and/or the portion of energy used for growth or reproduction (John-Alder et al. 2007).…

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    Did you know the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake can live up to 15-20 years ? The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is found in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Northern Mexico. This Rattlesnake is 3 to 5 feet but some can grow up to 7 feet long. The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake likes its climate to be hot. This particular animal is usually underground. It is almost in snake holes all day. It likes to be near grassy plants, deserts, forest, rocky hill sides, and areas…

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    The Dangers Of Snakebites

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    Snakes are lengthy, carnivorous reptiles without legs, protected with scales, have sharp fangs and venom inside it. There are numerous different types of snakes and these include king cobra, python, rattlesnake, and anaconda. Snakebites can be extremely lethal particularly because of their deadly venom. Every year, you will find around 7, 000 poisonous snake bites scenarios that are being documented in America. Apart from being deadly, snake bites may also result in allergic response and…

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    There are 24 different species of rattlesnake, and its average lifespan lasts anywhere from 10 to 20 years. A rattlesnake’s diet usually consists of lizards and small rodents including mice, rats, squirrels or rabbits. It measures around 5 to 6 feet long and approximately 5 pounds and often takes several years to mature. Natural predators of rattlesnakes include crows, coyotes, skunks, raccoons, roadrunners, king snakes and more. Taxonomy The taxonomy of the rattlesnake start with the…

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    Tulsa Zoo Research Paper

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    Desert”, and “Life in the Cold” (see Figure 1). Pictures were taken of the animals observed. All images of the animals are personal images. Figure 1: Tulsa Zoo Map. Results: We saw many different animals in each of the biomes. For each biome, two animals were selected for further research. In The Rainforest I saw smooth-fronted dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus) and water wolves (Hydrolycus armatus). In Life in the Water I saw a scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) and an albino American…

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