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BIO 370 — Vertebrate Zoology

Updated 4 May 2016

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Course Information

Description: Characteristics, classification, evolution, and natural history of the major groups of vertebrate animals. Prerequisite: BIO181 and 182.

The Instructor: Udo M. Savalli

Current Sections:
BIO 370 in not being offered this semester

Lecture Text: F.H. Pough, C.M. Janis, & J.B. Heiser 2013. Vertebrate Life, 9th ed. Prentice Hall.

Lab Manual: U.M. Savalli 2016. Vertebrate Zoology in the Laboratory. LAD Custom Publishing; Available at ASU Bookstore.


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Lecture Schedule
(Spring 2016)

Week of:
Topic:
Chapter:
Jan 11-15 —Introduction; Evolution & Phylogenetics 1
18-22 —No Class—MLK Day, Jan 18
Geological history; Chordate origins

2, 7, 15
25-29 —First Vertebrates; Jawless fishes2, 3
February 1-5 —Adaptations to life in water4
8-12 —Exam 1, Feb 8
Evolution & diversity of fishes

5-6
15-19 —Fishes continued; Evolution of life on land8, 9
22-25 —Amphibian diversity and adaptation10
Feb 29-Mar 4 —Overview of amniote evolution9, 11
March 7-11 —No Class—Spring Break
14-18 —Exam 2, Mar 14
Reptilian diversity: Lepidosaurs

13
21-25 —Reptile diversity: Turtles & Crocodilians12, 16
Mar 28-Apr 1 —Active lifestyles & thermoregulation4, 8, 14, 22
April 4-8 —Bird origins & adaptations
Exam 3, Apr 8
16-17
11-15 —Bird adaptations, continued17
18-22 —Mammalian origins & adaptations18, 20-21
Apr 25-29 —Mammal ecology & social behavior21, 23
May 2 —Final Exam: 12:10 - 2:00


Lab Schedule
(Spring 2016)

Date:
Topic:
Exercises:
Jan 20 —Introduction; Phylogenetic Analysis1, 2, Appendices
27 —Invertebrate Chordates3
Feb 3 —Jawless & Extinct Fishes4, 5
10 —Cartilagenous Fishes: Shark Dissection6
17 —Perch Anatomy & Sarcopterygiians7, 8
24 —Ray-finned Fish Diversity9
Mar 2 —Lab Practical Exam 1
16 —Amphibian Anatomy & Diversity10, 11
23 —Reptile Anatomy: Snake & Turtle12
30 —Reptile Diversity & Evolution13
Apr 6 —Bird Anatomy & Diversity14, 15
13 —Mammal Anatomy16, 17
20 —Mammal Diversity18
27 —Lab Practical Exam 2

Lab Online Info:

Lab 1—Intro (Jan 20)


Lab 2—Invertebrate Chordates (Jan 27)
Invertebrate Chordates


Lab 3—Jawless & Extinct Fishes (Feb 3)
Jawless & Extinct Fishes Diversity
Lamprey Anatomy


Lab 4—Cartilagenous Fishes (Feb 10)
Chondrichthyan Diversity
Shark Anatomy


Lab 5—Bony Fish Anatomy & Sarcopterygian Diversity (Feb 17)
Bony Fish Anatomy
Sarcopterygian Diversity


Lab 6—Ray-finned Fish Diversity (Feb 24)
Actinopterygian Diversity


Lab 8—Amphibians (Mar 16)
Amphibian Diversity
Amphibian Anatomy


Lab 9—Reptile Anatomy (Mar 23)
Reptile Anatomy


Lab 10—Reptile Diversity (Mar 30)
Reptile Diversity
Extinct Reptiles


Lab 11—Birds (Apr 6)
Bird Diversity
Origin of Birds
Bird Anatomy


Lab 12—Mammal Anatomy (Apr 13)
Mammal Anatomy


Lab 13—Mammal Diversity (Apr 20)
Mammal Diversity


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