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WFC 134 Study guide for Final Exam March 2015BufonidaeWhat is the Bidder’s Organ?
How do anuran toe pads work?
anuran to a surface with capillary adhesion; the surface tension of waterkeeps the cells stuck to the surface. Basically, the cells make for tiny suctioncups. This is as opposed to how a squamate (like a gecko) sticks to a surface,which is more like velcro, from Van der Waals interactions.Centrolenidae- glass frogsNew World tropical treefrogs:12 genera and 152 species. Neotropical.Glass frog = ventrally transparentIntercalary elements:cartilaginous (sometimes bony, or ossified) elements between digits(phalanges). Helps them hold on for dear life.T-shaped terminal phalanges:Last bone on finger/toes is literally t-shaped.Predominantly lay eggs in trees over water, when they hatch tadpoles fall in.EleutherodactylidaeNew World (S Texas & FL southward)All have direct developmentEgg toothTiny calcified bump on the face of froglets that helps them emerge from eggMyobatrachidaeGastric brooding frog:A genus of ground dwelling frogs native to Queensland. GenusRheobatrachus. Only two species both of which went extinct in the mid1980’s (1985). Swallows pre-fertilized eggs and babies hatch inside ofmother. Typical causes of extinction- habitat loss, pollution, diseaseAustralian pouched frog

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Term
Winter
Professor
BrianTodd
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Old World, Snake, Leatherback turtle

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