HighElevationSpeciesList

HighElevationSpeciesList - WFC 50 Winter 2009 HIGH...

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WFC 50 Winter 2009 HIGH ELEVATION HABITATS (ALPINE, SUBALPINE), including Grinnell Transect Species LAB #9 Things to think about: 1. What strategies do these species use to survive the harsh winters of the high elevation biomes (migrate, hibernate/aestivate, cache, “tough it out”)? 2. What are some of the other environmental conditions that might drive the morphological adaptations you see in these species? Fish: Paiute cutthroat trout ( Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris) Eastern brook trout ( Salvelinus fontinalis ) Redband trout (subspecies of Rainbow trout) ( Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri ) Amphibians and Reptiles: *Specimens out on tables *Mount Lyell salamander ( Hydromantes platycephalus ) Kern Plateau slender salamander ( Batrachoseps robustus ) *Sierra Mountain yellow-legged frog ( Rana sierrae ) *Yosemite toad ( Bufo canorus ) Great Basin spadefoot toad ( Spea intermontana ) Sierra alligator lizard ( Elgaria coerulea palmeri ) *Rubber boa ( Chorina bottae ) Birds: Golden eagle (
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