Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

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FALL 2014 (EEB 3273)

Owen's vertebrate archetype

Fall 2010 class in the lab



INSTRUCTOR


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Kurt Schwenk, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: Torrey Life Science 360
Lab: TLS 365
Voice: 860-486-0351
Lab phone: 860-486-4158
Fax: 860-486-6364
Email: kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu
Dr. Schwenk's web page









TEACHING ASSISTANT


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Name: Jeff Divino, Doctoral Candidate
Office/Lab: BioPharm 210A
Voice: 860-486-4694
Email: jeffrey.divino@uconn.edu














TEXTBOOKS


  • BOOK ONE:

Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective
Liem, Bemis, Walker, Grande
Hardcover: 784 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3rd edition (December 18, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0030223695
ISBN-13: 978-0030223693

  • BOOK TWO:

Vertebrate Dissection
Homberger, Walker
Spiral-bound: 480 pages
Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (April 29, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0030225221
ISBN-13: 978-0030225222


ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • HANDOUTS FOR LABS 10 AND 11 ARE NOW POSTED BELOW (12/2/14)


  • FINAL, REVISED LAB SYLLABUS/SCHEDULE IS NOW POSTED BELOW (12/2/14)


  • LAB 9 HANDOUT (shark and cat digestive system) IS NOW POSTED BELOW (11/3/14)


  • LECTURE EXAM 2 VOCABULARY LISTS ARE NOW POSTED BELOW (11/2/14); LIST 3 HAD AN ERROR THAT IS NOW CORRECTED (as of 9:30 pm Monday night, 11/3/14)


  • HANDOUTS FOR LABS 7 and 8 POSTED BELOW (CAT MUSCULATURE/BIOMECHANICS) (10/31/14)


  • HANDOUT FOR LAB 6 (SHARK MUSCULATURE) POSTED BELOW (10/7/14)


  • LECTURE 1 SAMPLE QUESTION ANSWERS ARE NOT POSTED BELOW (10/1/14, 7:15 pm)


  • REVISED VOCABULARY LISTS FOR LECTURE EXAM 1 ARE NOW POSTED BELOW (10/1/14, 6:25 pm)


  • LECTURE 1 EXAM SAMPLE QUESTIONS POSTED BELOW (9/28/14). Note that answers will be posted later


  • LAB SCHEDULE, INCLUDING LAB PRACTICAL INFO, POSTED BELOW


  • LAB 4-5 HANDOUT POSTED FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW


  • STUDY AID—embryology/early development picture files posted below


  • Essay by Dr. Schwenk on human and animal diversity is posted for download, below. Reading is optional.



COURSE DOWNLOADS


CLICK ON PDF SYMBOL TO DOWNLOAD HANDOUT

Course Information

Pdficon small.gif Fall 2014 Academic Calendar

Pdficon small.gif Fall 2014 Lecture Schedule

Pdficon small.gif Fall 2014 Lab Schedule (Final Revision 12/2/14)

Picture Files

LECTURE EXAM 1 PICTURE FILES

Pdficon small.gif Pictures related to embryology/early development

Pdficon small.gif Pictures related to connective tissues, and development and evolution of the head skeleton

Sample Exam Questions

Pdficon small.gif Lecture Exam 1 Sample questions only

Pdficon small.gif Lecture Exam 1, ANSWERS to sample questions (in red)

Scientific and Other Papers

Pdficon small.gif Aristotle's Ghost, essay by Dr. Schwenk about human and animal diversity

Lab Handouts

Pdficon small.gif Laboratory 1 (Chordate Diversity)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratories 2-3 (Axial and Appendicular Skeleton)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratories 4-5 (The Head Skeleton)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratory 6 (Shark Musculature)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratory 7 (Cat Musculature)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratory 8 (Biomechanics of Locomotion and Feeding)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratory 9 (Visceral Organs—Digestive System)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratory 10 (Brain and Central Nervous System)

Pdficon small.gif Laboratory 11 (Circulatory and Urogenital Systems)

Vocabulary Lists

LECTURE EXAM 1 VOCABULARY LISTS

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Pdficon small.gif Lecture exam 1, vocab. 2

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LECTURE EXAM 2 VOCABULARY LISTS

Pdficon small.gif Lecture exam 2, vocab. 1

Pdficon small.gif Lecture exam 2, vocab. 2

Pdficon small.gif Lecture exam 2, vocab. 3

LECTURE EXAM 3 VOCABULARY LISTS




LINKS


Comparative Anatomy Facebook Page

Facebook group for Comparative Anatomy Lab


Vertebrate Diversity

'Tree of Life' website
University of Michigan research collections - many pics of skulls, etc.

Agnathans

Hagfish extreme slime clogs predator gills, hagfish always escapes
Active predation by hagfish!

Chondrichthyes

Amazing deep ocean video of a living chimaera!

Cat Dissections

Virtual cat dissection
Cat muscle dissection with self-quiz
Cat circulatory system dissection
UConn PNB Catlas

Feeding

Shark feeding
Steve Deban's incredible salamander, frog and chameleon feeding videos
Python feeding
Crocodile feeding
Giraffe feeding - lingual prehension of Acacia leaves
Pangolin feeding
Hidden leopard attacks impala

Locomotion

Bruce Jayne's videos of snake and lizard (and other) locomotion!
Snake locomotion
Turtle locomotion & breathing
Turtle/Tortoise walking—note it always has 3 feet on the ground for stability
Crocodile swimming
Armadillo gathering grass
Armadillo locomotion
Armadillo shnuffling
Armadillo digging
Cheetah animated model
Baboon locomotion
Horse locomotion
Kangaroo locomotion



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