The everglades national park is located in southern Florida. The variety of this habitat has made it a sanctuary for many animal species even some that are in danger of extinction. Some of the animals that take sanctuary in this national park are an assortment of reptiles such as alligators and snakes, an assortment of birds and even the endangered manatee. The everglades national park was put on the world heritage endangered list in 1993 after the parks superintendent informed the commission of the damage that was done to the park due to the urban growth around the area.
Humans have been giving common names to plants and animals for as far back as cavemen go. It has been no different for the American Alligator commonly known as the “gator”. The name “Alligator,” according to Kelby Ouchley, is an Anglicized term from the Spanish word “lagarto” (lizard). This name can be traced back to early Spanish explorers in North America, who came across the giant lizard looking type of animal. In 1802 the renowned French herpetologist, Francois Marie Daudin, officially described the American Alligator as Alligator Mississippiensis. The term Mississippiensis comes from the Mississippi river where many of these lizard like creatures were found and the Latin term ensis meaning “belonging to.”
One misty morning in 2003, deep under the cover of the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, a group of tourists set out for a day of exploration in the Everglades. They hoped to see some of the diverse and unique species that the Everglades are famous for, and maybe snap a few cool pictures to show their friends. They could never have anticipated what they would actually discover. A short way into their trek, the party was drawn to a noisy struggle nearby. They followed their ears to a duel between an alligator and a huge Burmese Python. The alligator clamped his jaws around the snake. The snake wrapped its body around the alligator. The tourists
The Florida Everglades is one of the most bizarre places on America. If you don?t know what the Everglades look like , it looks like the swamp in Shrek but, much bigger. Now back to the point, The Florida Everglades is home to many endangered species and threaten animals. The Everglades has some beautiful wildlife but, the food chain breaking down by pythons and anacondas. I know I know that snakes live in the Everglades but, the pythons are eating the other consumers food and its tough for the native species to survive with the pythons and anaconda's.
Like I said before, 67 endangered species live in the Everglades. "The Everglades is the only place where the American Alligator and the
One of the biggest names in Florida’s species invasion is the Burmese Pythons (Python molurus bivittatus), a native constrictor species of Southeast Asia, which was first sighted in the Florida everglades in 1980, has now developed into a recognisable reproducing population.
The Florida Everglades is home to many endangered species and many exoitic animals well not any more since the drainage in 1905-1915 Settlers started to convert the land so it could be use for agricultural purposes they put railroad systems.
Everglades National Park is an Endangered World Heritage Site and it is a natural sight. It is a tropical wetland environment and is sub-tropical. It is also home to flora and fauna including the red mangrove tree, the slash pine tree, panthers, alligators, crocodiles, birds, flamingos and insects. It is 1,542,526 acers large, so it is able to be the habitat to 800 endangered species.
Texas Horned Lizards are named for the crown of horns found on their heads, the size and number of which changes between species. Even regularly called horned frogs, horny amphibians, or even horned toads due to their leveled bodies (their logical name Phrynosoma signifies "frog body"), they are not creatures of land and water like different frogs, but rather are reptiles with scales, hooks and youthful delivered ashore. They can make a stun barriers! It's horny appearance and color helps it to mix into inadequate vegetation. Its horns may make it less agreeable. It can also blow up itself to a bigger obvious size. At last, the horned reptile is eminent for its capacity to shoot a flood of blood from its eye. More than twelve unique types
The nine-banded armadillo is the most widely distributed species of armadillos, being found in North, Central, and South America. It crossed the Rio Grande in Mexico and entered Florida in the late 19th century. By the late 20th century, this armadillo was a well established species in the southern states of the United States (Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas,
Now it’s perfectly understandable to confuse gators and crocs (the animals, not the shoes). They have a Staggering amount of similarities, it’s very easy to give into the urges to reference the two interchangeably. They both are very large reptiles, hailing from the order Crocodylia, easily weigh A ton, and dawn the traditional dry scaly skin. They even tend to have a very similar dark greenish-brown color. While they are semi aquatic, like all reptiles they are cold blooded, so the both live in very warm, wet climates, such as swamps and lagoons in order to thrive. Both alligators and crocodiles are sexually dimorphic, resulting in the male being larger
Florida is no stranger to alligator attacks in fact only a week ago, a gator was found with a human body in its mouth reports WFLA News Channel 8. After a 911 call was dispatched, officers arrived to find analligator with a person in its mouth. But the victim was deceased for more than a day according to Gary Gross, a Lakeland police spokesman. So, it’s uncertain as to how the man
First, we will talk about the american alligators appearance. The american alligator has a broad head unlike the crocodile. The american alligator can get up to 18 feet in length and the females are smaller. They also have small bony scales that are called scutes. The color of the american alligator are a olive brown or can be a black color with creamy white underside. When they are in the water they look like floating logs so be careful.Clearly, this is the appearance
From research, I believe they don’t display enough differences to be considered separate. While many of these species have extensive fossil records, however for H. rudolfensis there is a single quality fossil (Fossil Evidence 2017). Lack of physical record makes any categorization difficult. The main difference between the two is their size (Larson 2014). From looking at the crania in class the structures themselves were very similar, they both had post orbital constrictions and similar dentition. However, the size is what separated them. H. habilis occurred 2-.2.5 mya it is plausible that in that time a variation in size occurred within the species explaining the diversity (Fossil Evidence). I have H. Habilis branching from Au. africanus. I chose this path, because chronologically it is plausible, additionally. Au. africanus proposed alive 3-2 mya, and H. habilis from 2-2.5 mya (Fossil Evidence
According to www.biokids.umich.edu Zebra mussels live in still or slow-moving freshwater, and attach themselves to any hard surface under water. They need water that is not acidic at all to grow best. Most zebra mussels live in water that is 2 to 12 meters deep. In shallower water waves and ice make it harder for Zebra Mussels to survive. They can live in much deeper water -- some zebra mussels have been found as deep as 60 meters, and they can probably live deeper than that.