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  • Inclusion Body Disease Analysis

    They mainly feed on the blood, causing anemia to its host. Not only this, but they multiply by the dozen with clutches of eggs ranging in the 80s. There are treatable sicknesses mites give off to snakes, but in order to fully know if your snake has been infected with IBD, (Reptiles, n.d.) a proper evaluation by a veterinarian must take place in order to diagnose treatments (if there’s any at all). Other sicknesses from parasites seem twice as bad, but happen to have treatments available. For instance, Trichomoniasis found in snakes is caused by indigestion of rodents containing parasites or Amebiasis where they ingest contaminated food or water and end up having secondary bacterial infections throughout the body, both of which are curable. (Animal hospital,…

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  • Essay On Gila Monster

    Interesting Facts about the Gila Monster There are many interesting facts to note about this lizard, considered the largest lizard in the United States that is native to the region. The interesting reptiles are also found in Mexico while in the United States they are found in Nevada, New Mexico, Sonora Arizona, California and Utah. These are dry areas since the Gila monster likes desert and semi-desert areas. The Gila monster is one of the poisonous lizards in the world, having poison that is…

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  • Climate Change

    the time a migratory bird begins to migrate, or changing the location of where they spend their migratory season. Another example can be the rate at which a plant ages, or otherwise known as phenophases of the plant, and how they can be either lengthened or shortened in terms of time. As a result of progressive climate change, phenological changes are becoming more apparent in the world. In some cases of phenological shifts, an organism can directly affect their genealogy due to the climate…

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  • Crocodile Vs Alligator

    Left nearly unchanged for over 240 million years, crocodiles, alligators, and other crocodilia are basically our version of modern day dinosaurs (Graaf). Both lay eggs, both are territorial predators, and both are enormous reptilian animals. Yet despite their numerous similarities they differ in a few significant key area that it’s no wonder that they are commonly confused for one another. Although crocodiles and alligators are part of the same reptilian order, they are different due to they’re…

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  • Ichthyosaurs Research Paper

    Ichthyosaurs, or fish-lizards, are fish-shaped reptiles that lived in our oceans 160 million years ago, during the Jurassic period. Paleontologists discovered the first fossils in the early 1800s, far before dinosaurs were ever discovered. This genus evolved from animals that lived on land. They had more than eighty different species in their genus. One species of the ichthyosaurs is the Ophthalmosaurus. As an adult, this creature was two times the size of a human with a tooth filled snout.…

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  • The Paleozoic Era

    The Paleozoic Era, which lasted from about 542 million years ago to 251 million years ago, was a time when different changes existed on Earth. The era began with the breakup of one supercontinent (Pangea) ,and the formation of another. In addition, plants became common, and the first vertebrate animals populated land. The Paleozoic began with the Cambrian Period about 53 million years best known for leading in an explosion of life on Earth. This Cambrian explosion encompassed the evolution of…

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  • Essay On Burmese Python

    The Burmese python can grow up to a length of 23 feet and weigh up to about 200 pounds. In South Florida these astonishingly enormous snakes can be found in parks, backyards, or even a person's house! The Burmese pythons were not brought here by mistake. When the python gets too large, some pet owners will let their python free. Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s ecosystem in the Everglades. The Burmese python has an extraordinary lifestyle. All snakes are cold blooded reptiles.…

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  • The Lizard Classification System

    Lizards belong in a large class of animals called Reptilia, which contains over 8225 species. Reptiles are animals that are ectothermic (cold-blooded) vertebrates that breathe air. Most reptiles are oviparous (egg-laying) animals with the exception of some ovoviviparous (live-bearing) constrictor snakes and vipers, as well as a few lizard species. They are also theropods, vertebrate animals that have four limbs or are descended from animals with four limbs. Deciphering the lizard classification…

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  • Ambulacraria Hypothesis

    Some fishes and reptiles lack sex chromosomes altogether. In these groups sex is determined by non-genetic factors such as temperature and behaviour. In crocodiles, many turtles and lizards, the incubation temperature of the nest determines the sex ratio, by indirectly activating/suppressing genes that direct development of the animals’ sex organs. Evidence suggests that temperature regulates the expression of the DMRT1 gene, which is expressed in higher doses in male embryonic testes than in…

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  • Informative Speech On Snakes

    differences between the. Now we shall move along to their diet.) III. To quickly understand the diets of these two one noticeable trait from the snakes is that they have flexible jaws that allows the snakes to unhinge it allowing for the snake to consume larger objects. This is absent in glass lizards. a. Starting with glass lizards as stated by i. They are carnivores (meat-eating). ii. They are only able to eat small animals such as frogs, eggs, rodents, and insects. b. Snakes…

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