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BIO 370 — Vertebrate Zoology

19 April 2018

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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:
Lecture: MWF 12:55-1:45, CLCC 158
Lab: Wed 9:45-12:30, CLCC 356

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

Lab Manual: U.M. Savalli 2017. Vertebrate Zoology in the Laboratory. LAD Custom Publishing; Available at ASU Bookstore.


Announcements & Upcoming

  • Apr 20 — Video Worksheet Due
  • Apr 20 — Open Review Lab: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Apr 25 — Lab Practical 2
  • May 2 — Final Exam: 12:10-2:00 pm


Lecture Schedule
(Spring 2018)

Week of:
Topic:
Chapter:
Jan 8-12 —Introduction; Evolution & Phylogenetics 1
15-19 —No Class—MLK Day, Jan 15
Geological history; Chordate origins

2, 7, 15
22-26 —First Vertebrates; Jawless fishes2, 3
Jan 29-Feb 2 —Adaptations to life in water4
February 5-9 —Exam 1, Feb 5
Evolution & diversity of fishes

5-6
12-16 —Fishes continued; Evolution of life on land8, 9
19-23 —Amphibian diversity and adaptation10
Feb 26-Mar 2 —Overview of amniote evolution9, 11
March 5-9 —No Class—Spring Break
12-16 —Exam 2, Mar 12
Reptilian diversity: Lepidosaurs

13
19-23 —Reptile diversity: Turtles & Crocodilians12, 16
26-30 —Active lifestyles & thermoregulation4, 8, 14, 22
April 2-6 —Bird origins & adaptations
Exam 3, Apr 6
16-17
9-13 —Bird adaptations, continued17
16-20 —Mammalian origins & adaptations18, 20-21
Apr 23-27 —Mammal ecology & social behavior21, 23
May 2 —Final Exam: 12:10 - 2:00


Lab Schedule
(Spring 2018)

Date:
Topic:
Exercises:
Jan 10 —Introduction1, 2, Appendices
17 —Invertebrate Chordates1-3
24 —Jawless & Extinct Fishes4, 5
31 —Cartilagenous Fishes: Shark Dissection6, 7
Feb 7 —Perch Anatomy & Sarcopterygiians8, 10
14 —Ray-finned Fish Diversity9
21 —Amphibian Anatomy & Diversity11, 12
28 —Lab Practical Exam 1
Mar 14 —Reptile Anatomy: Snake & Turtle13
21 —Reptile Diversity14
28 —Bird Anatomy & Diversity15, 16
Apr 4 —Amniote Evolution17
11 —Mammal Anatomy18, 19
18 —Mammal Diversity20
25—Lab Practical Exam 2

Lab Online Info:

Lab 1—Intro (Jan 10)


Lab 2—Invertebrate Chordates (Jan 17)
Invertebrate Chordates


Lab 3—Jawless & Extinct Fishes (Jan 24)
Jawless & Extinct Fishes Diversity
Lamprey Anatomy


Lab 4—Cartilagenous Fishes (Jan 31)
Chondrichthyan Diversity
Shark Anatomy


Lab 5—Bony Fish Anatomy & Sarcopterygian Diversity (Feb 7)
Bony Fish Anatomy
Sarcopterygian Diversity


Lab 6—Ray-finned Fish Diversity (Feb 14)
Actinopterygian Diversity


Lab 7—Amphibians (Feb 21)
Amphibian Diversity
Amphibian Anatomy


Lab 9—Reptile Anatomy (Mar 14)
Reptile Anatomy


Lab 10—Reptile Diversity (Mar 21)
Reptile Diversity


Lab 11—Birds (Mar 28)
Bird Diversity
Bird Anatomy


Lab 12—Amniote Evolution (Apr 4)
Extinct Reptiles
Origin of Birds


Lab 13—Mammal Anatomy (Apr 11)
Mammal Anatomy


Lab 13—Mammal Diversity (Apr 18)
Mammal Diversity


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