These questions can be used to self-test or practice, they are not graded or required.
Remember, these questions come from your classmates, but they do represent the type
of question you can expect on the exam. The questions on the exam will be associated
WFSC 302 - Herpetofauna
Practice questions from your peers
1. What is the species distribution of Incilius nebulifer?
2. What family do the "non-venomous" snakes fall under?
3. What is Trachemys scripta's common name?
4. Costal grooves indicate where _ ar
What to know?
Characteristics of Coelurosaurs (When did they live? What did they look like? What
characteristics did they share with birds?)
-Used hands or feet
-Possess some characteristics of living birds
Late Triassic-late Jurassic
What to know?
What are the functions of feathers?
Insulation, flight, ornamental/sexual signaling
Muscle fiber/metabolic differences (depending on biology of the bird, where
would you expect to find muscles with a lot of myoglobin?)
-Flight muscles accoun
Why is morphology generally constrained in birds?
Composition of feathers
-Composed of a specific type of beta keratin
*also t-rex protein
-Calmus anchors feather to the skin
Different types of feathers
CH 6 Sarcopterygii monophyletic
Sarcopterygian bony fish classified as osteolepiformes are sister group to all terrestrial
*Tetrapod ancestor was some type of osteolepiform fish
Early devonion - present
Fish & non verts (tetrapods)
ONLY EXTANT ANAPSIDS
- Sister group to -Diapsids?
TURTLES LACK TEETH
- jaws are surrounded by a hard keratinous sheath the Ptomium
- Ptomium has sharp edge cut both plant & animal food
Classified by the way that they bend their nec
Syllabus: Natural History of the Vertebrates (WFSC 302) Spring 2017. Page
Natural History of the Vertebrates (WFSC 302) Spring 2016
LECTURE: MONDAY/WEDNESDAY 10:20-11:10, HECC 100 (Harrington)
LABS: THURSDAY OR FRIDAY AT BRTC (located in the university