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RE: Venom, Fangs, and Herpetolgy...

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Posted by: FR at Tue Aug 13 09:19:37 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

You made another mistake, I FR, did not attack you for your degrees, In fact, I explained how many of my peers and partners have degrees and are herpetologist. And like you consider their degrees in herpetology. I did ask you what field work you were doing.

I also agreed with your actual point, of some folks using this new current terminology in a negative way.

As a field herper, I do not take or worry about exact meanings, as most have nothing to do with the actual animals.

common words such as nocturnal,

noc·tur·nal
[nok-tur-nl]

adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the night (opposed to diurnal ).

2.
done, occurring, or coming at night: nocturnal visit.

3.
active at night (opposed to diurnal ): nocturnal animals.

4.
opening by night and closing by day, as certain flowers (opposed to diurnal


crepuscular(Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight, that is during dawn and dusk.)
And diurnal, these terms are misleading and all lump into one area, TEMPERATURE PEMITTING.

Of the NOCTURNAL species we study, they are primarily active in the day, moving, hunting, breeding etc, in the day, and only moving from site to site(in the open) at night when its cool. Same for crepuscular.

These are just two things that are taught in error and there are many more. Even how they see is totally misleading in literature. Cheers


   

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