Reptilian Medicine: Intro

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Reptilian Medicine: Intro
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  1. What are the two most common causes of illness in exotics?
    • husbandry
    • nutrition
  2. How many species of reptiles are there?
    around 7,700
  3. What are some similarities between reptiles and avians? HA
    • hematology
    • anatomy
  4. Class
    reptilia
  5. 4 orders:CCRS
    • chelonia
    • crocodylia
    • rhynocephalia
    • squamata
  6. Who is in chelonia?
    all turtles
  7. Who is in crocodylia
    • crocodiles(salt/fresh water)
    • alligators(freshwater)
    • caimans
  8. Who is in rhyncocephalia?
    tuatara
  9. 2 suborders of squamata
    • serpentes
    • sauria
  10. Who is in serpentes?
    snakes
  11. Who is in sauria?
    lizards
  12. Reptiles are classified by:BLS
    • breathing air
    • laying eggs
    • skin covere in scales or scutes
  13. Reptiles have a cold blooded metabolism. What is the term for this?
    ectothermic
  14. All reptiles are tetrapods. This means
    they either have 4 limbs or descended from a creature that had 4 limbs
  15. What continent do reptiles not inhabit?
    Antartica
  16. viviparous
    live young
  17. oviviparous
    egg hatches within
  18. oviparous
    egg laying
  19. Who is capable of being viviparous?
    some squamates
  20. herpetology
    study of reptiles
  21. How many chambers in the reptilian heart?
    3
  22. How many atria?
    2
  23. How many ventricles?
    1
  24. How many aorta?
    2
  25. Reptile kidneys are unable to produce urine _ concentrated than their _ _.
    • more
    • body fluid
  26. What do some reptiles have that avians don't?
    a bladder
  27. Most reptiles are carnivorous while some are omnivorous and herbivorous, but they have _ digestive tracts.
    short/simple
  28. Reptiles are generally considered _ _ than mammals and birds.
    less intelligent
  29. diurnal
    vision typically adapted to daylight condition
  30. Most reptiles lay _ eggs covered with leathery or calcareous shells.
    amniotic
  31. Parthenogenesis is suspected among many species of reptiles. What does this mean?
    asexual reproduction in which they can choose to have young all of one sex
  32. 4 lifestyles of reptiles: ATAM
    • arboreal
    • terrestrial
    • aquatic
    • marine
  33. Reptile blood is similar to avians but they have one extra cell that are monocytic and act similar to heterophils called:
    azuraphils

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