Discovery



Use these links for the different activities we are doing in Discovery Class this term:

Desert and Grassland Habitats


Use these sites and others to research one desert, grassland or savanna habitat and create a short slideshow to show the class what it looks like and what species live there.



Live animals I can bring for Desert and Grassland Habitats

Common Name

Scientific Name

Habitat

Range

Arizona Mountain Kingsnake

Lampropeltis pyromelana pyromelana

Highland Semi-arid to Forest

Arizona

Prairie Kingsnake

Lampropeltis calligaster

Grasslands to Semiarid

Western Great Plains (United States)

Ruthven’s Kingsnake

Lampropeltis ruthveni

Highland Semi-arid to Forest

Northern Mexico

Durango Mountain Kingsnake

Lampropeltis mexicana greeri

Highland Semi-arid to Forest

Northern Mexico

Nelson’s Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum nelsoni

Semi arid

Western coast of central Mexico

Pueblan Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli

Semi arid

Central Mexico

Great Basin Gopher Snake

Pituophis catenifer deserticola

Desert and Semiarid

Utah and neighboring states

Mexican Black Kingsnake



Lampropeltis getulus nigrita

Desert and Semiarid

Northern Mexico







Forest/Rain-forest Habitats




Poison Dart Frog Terrarium Examples: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/members-frogs-vivariums/


Rain-forest Animals: http://www.rainforestanimals.net/


Living Planet Aquarium (check under Asia and South America) http://www.thelivingplanet.com/


Live animals I can bring for Rainforest Habitats

Common Name

Scientific Name

Habitat

Range

Crested Geckos

Rhacodactylus ciliatus

Rainforest

New Caledonia

Red-eyed tree frogs

Agalychnis callidryas

Rainforest canopy

Central America

Bumblebee Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates leucomelas

Rainforest floor

Venezuela

Green and Black Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates auratus


Rainforest floor

Panama

Blue and Black Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates auratus


Rainforest floor

Panama

Azure Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates tinctorius (used to be azureus)

Rainforest floor

Southern Suriname

Alanis Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates tinctorius

Rainforest floor

Central Suriname

Bicolor Poison Dart Frog

Phyllobates bicolor

Rainforest streams

Colombia

Yellow-striped Poison Dart Frog

Dendrobates truncatus

Rainforest floor

Colombia







Live animals I can bring for Temperate Forest / Wetland Habitats

Florida Kingsnake

Lampropeltis getulus floridana

Subtropical forest

Florida

Gray treefrog

Hyla versicolor

Deciduous Forest

Eastern North American










Aquatic Ecosystems / Aquariums







Aquarium Setup
Freshwater:

Saltwater: 

Live animals I can bring for Aquatic Habitats

Common Name

Scientific Name

Habitat

Range

Pearl Danios (or similar)

Danio albolineatus

Savannah/tropical streams

South-east Asia

Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

Lamprologus or Neolamprologus species

Rocky Lake

Shores of Lake Tanganyika

Amazonian Tetras

Hemigrammus, Paracheirodon, Hyphessobrycon or similar

Rainforest streams

Brazil, Peru, Colombia

Corydoras Catfish


Corydoras species


Rainforest to savanna streams

South America

Pantanal Tetras

Moenkhausia or Gymnocorymbus


Savanna streams and floodplains

Southern Brazil, Paraguay, Northern Argentina








Mapping tools:

Use the account name MNJHSDiccovery and password panther16 to save your work in the class account or make your own public (free) account and save it there








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