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Chapter 13: Understanding Biodiversity: Animals: Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish

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Understanding Biodiversity Contributors

Species Author(s) Affiliation Status
Class Mammalia
Loxodonta africana (African Elephant) Steven Prado Cleveland Science Initiative, Grover Cleveland High School, Reseda, CA under review
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) Maria Sol Raiano, Nilufar Haider and Arashjot Kaur Cleveland Science Initiative, Grover Cleveland High School, Reseda, CA under review
Canis latrans (Coyote) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Delphinus delphis (Common Dolphin) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Felis rufus (Bobcat) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Mirounga angustirostris (Elephant Seal) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Otospermophilus beecheyi (California Ground Squirrel) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Ovis canadensis nelsoni (Desert Bighorn Sheep) Chaska Cobalt The Museum School, San Diego, CA under review
Peromyscus californicus (California Mouse) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Procyon lotor (Raccoon) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Puma concolor (Mountain Lion) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Sylvilagus audubonii (Audubon Cottontail Rabbit) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Class Aves
Archilochus alexandri (Back Chinned Hummingbird) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Asio otus (Long-eared Owl) Sydney Fortune The Museum School, San Diego, CA under review
Buteo jamaicensis (Red Tailed Hawk) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Calypte anna (Anna's Hummingbird) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Couvs branchyrhynchos (American Crow) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Falco Peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Geococcyx californianus (Roadrunner) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Mimus polyglottos (Mockingbird) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Phainopepla nitens (Phainopepla or Black Cardinal) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Rynchops niger (Black Skimmer) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Class Reptilia
Crotalus ruber (Red Diamond Rattlesnake) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Lampropeltis gentulus californiae (California King Snake) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Class Actinopterygii
Leuresthes tenuis (California Grunion) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Class Amphibia
Invertebrates
Asterina miniata (Bat Star Starfish) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Bothriocyrtum californicum (Trapdoor Spider) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Danaus plexippus (Monarch Butterfly) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Hylephila phyleus (Fiery Skipper) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Maevia inclemens (Dimorphic Jumping Spider) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Pepsis thisbe (Tarantula Hawk Wasp) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Vespula pensylvanica (Yellow Jacket Wasp) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Species Author(s) Affiliation Status
Pisum sativum (Pea Plant) Christopher Vasquez Grover Cleveland High School, Reseda, CA under review
Dendranthema grandiflorum (Chrysanthemum) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
Toxicodendron diversilobum (Pacific Poison Oak) The Museum School, San Diego, CA in preparation
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Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Brewer's Yeast, Baker's Yeast) Douglas Wilkin The CK-12 Foundation, Palo Alto, CA reviewed by CK-12
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    At Grade

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    6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12

    Date Created:

    Aug 15, 2012

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    Aug 19, 2014
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