Marilyn Shumba and Michelle Smith Dr Iudica Vertebrate Natural History 6, December 2006 Lab Exam II 1. The smallest frog in Pennsylvania is the cricket frog, Acris crepitans crepitans (Baird, 1854. 2. Seventeen specimens are represented in the “Fish of Lowland Streams” diorama. 3. The skin and lungs aid in the respiration of amphibians such as those shown in the “Mountain Stream Amphibians” diorama. 4. Species of turtles found in Pennsylvania are: Turtles of the forest * Box turtle, Terrapene Carolina (Linnaeus, 1758) * Wood turtle, Glyptemys insculpta (LeConte, 1830) Turtles of lakes and ponds * Mud turtle, Testudo subrubra (Lacépède, 1788) * Stinkpot (or common musk turtle), Sternotherus odoratus (Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) * Blanding’s turtle, Emydoidea blandingii (Holbrook, 1838) * Map turtle, Graptemys geographica (Lesueur, 1817) * Spotted turtle, Clemys guttata (Schneider, 1792) * Midland painted turtle, Chrysemys picta marginata (Agassiz, 1857) * Eastern painted turtle, Chrysemys picta picta (Scheider, 1783) * Snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentine (Linnaeus, 1758) Turtles of lowland streams * Muhlenberg’s turtle (or bog turtle), Glyptemys muhlenbergii (Schoepff, 1801) * Spiny softshell turtle, Apalone spinifera (Lesueur, 1827) * Snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentine (Linnaeus, 1758) * Red-bellied turtle, Pseudemys rubriventris (LeConte, 1830) 5) Five classes are represented in the Wapiti or American elk diorama: Class Liliopsida, Class Magnoliopsida, Class Amphibia, Class Aves, and Class Mammalia. 6. Seven classes are represented in the timber wolf diorama: Class Filicopsida, Class Liliopsida, Class Magnoliopsida, Class Pinopsida, Class Reptilia, Class Aves, and Class Mammmalia. 7. In the “Striped skunk” diorama, the striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis (Shreber, 1776) is preying on the eggs of a snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentine (Linnaeus, 1758). 8. The red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus (Erxleben, 1777), is found in the “Squirrel Family” diorama. 9. Species of owl found in Pennsylvania are: * Snowy owl, Bubo scandiacus (Linnaeus, 1758) * Barn owl, Tyto alba (Scopoli, 1769) * Short-eared owl, Asio flammeus (Pontoppidan, 1763) * Barred owl, Strix varia (Barton, 1799) * Screech-owl, Megascops asio (Linnaeus, 1758) * Great horned owl, Bubo virginianus (Gmelin, 1788) * Long-eared owl, Asio otus (Linnaeus, 1758) * Saw-whet owl, Aegolius acadicus (Gmelin, 1788) 10. The bowfin, Amia calva (Linnaeus, 1766) is found in the “Fishes of Lakes and Ponds” diorama.
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