Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

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FALL 2012 (EEB 3273)

Owen's vertebrate skeleton archetype

Fall 2010 class in the lab



INSTRUCTOR


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Kurt Schwenk, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: PharmBio 600
Lab: PharmBio 410, 412
Voice: (860) 486-0351
Lab phone: 860-486-4158
Fax: (860) 486-6364
Email: kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu
Dr. Schwenk's web page




HOW TO GET TO DR. SCHWENK'S OFFICE FROM TORREY LIFE SCIENCES:

1. Go to basement of Torrey
2. Go to east end of hallway (the end closest to Pathobiology bldg., where PNB labs are)
3. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through double doors
4. Walk down ramp to elevator - take elevator to 6th floor
5. Exit elevator and turn sharp right - office door is right there (my name is on the wall)

HOW TO GET TO DR. SCHWENK'S OFFICE FROM PHARM-BIO BLDG. MAIN ENTRANCE:

1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance
2. Go to lobby elevator, take to 6th floor
3. Exit elevator, turn right
4. Walk until you come to closed double doors that have sign on them saying 'Alarm Will Sound' - IGNORE THIS SIGN - no alarm will sound - and walk right through
5. Walk down hallway past labs and at end of hall pass through another set of double doors into freight elevator vestibule
6. Kurt's office is immediately to left of elevator



TEACHING ASSISTANT


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Bill Ryerson, MS (doctoral student)
Office/Lab: PharmBio 412
Voice: (860) 486-4158
Fax: (860) 486-6364
Email: william.ryerson@uconn.edu








ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • LECTURE SYLLABUS HAS BEEN REVISED (1 OCTOBER) TO REFLECT NEW LECTURE EXAM SCHEDULE


  • FINALS WEEK—OFFICIAL UCONN POLICY STATEMENT:

Final assessment week for fall 2012 takes place from Monday, December 10th through Sunday, December 16th. Students are required to be available for their exam and/or complete an assessment during the time stated in the Registrar's Office Schedule. If you have a conflict with this time you must visit the Office of Student Services and Advocacy to discuss the possibility of rescheduling this assessment.

NEW THIS YEAR—OSSA is REQUIRING that students who have a conflict about which they have or should have had advanced notice (bunched, religious obligation, legal/medical appointments…) MUST seek permission to reschedule their assessment NO LATER THAN November 30th.

Please note that vacations, previously purchased tickets or reservations, graduations, social events, misreading the assessment schedule and over-sleeping are not viable excuses for missing a final assessment. If you think that your situation warrants permission to reschedule, please contact the Office of Student Services and Advocacy (2nd floor Wilbur Cross) to meet with a staff member.



COURSE DOWNLOADS


CLICK ON PDF SYMBOL TO DOWNLOAD HANDOUT or CLINK ON BLUE LINK TO VIEW FILE AND SAVE IT

Course Information

9/1 Pdficon small.gif FALL 2012 COURSE INFORMATION SHEET

10/1 Pdficon small.gif FALL 2012 LECTURE SCHEDULE (UPDATED 1 OCTOBER)

9/1 Pdficon small.gif FALL 2012 LAB SCHEDULE

9/1 Pdficon small.gif ID PHOTOS OF YOU AND YOUR CLASSMATES!

9/1 Pdficon small.gif OFFICIAL UCONN 2012-2013 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

10/4 Pdficon small.gif PHYLOGENY OF CHORDATES

Lecture Exam 1 Material

9/1 Pdficon small.gif STUDY AID VENN DIAGRAM FOR HOMOLOGY, HOMOPLASY, ANALOGY

9/27 POWERPOINT PICTURES OF SOMITES, CARTILAGE, BONE AND DEVELOPING SKULL (unlabeled for now)]

10/3 Pdficon small.gif PICTURES OF SKULL DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION FROM TEXTBOOK

10/3 Pdficon small.gif LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS

10/4 Pdficon small.gif LIST OF VOCABULARY FOR EXAM 1 (PART 1 out of 4)

10/4 Pdficon small.gif LIST OF VOCABULARY FOR EXAM 1 (PART 2 out of 4)

10/4 Pdficon small.gif LIST OF VOCABULARY FOR EXAM 1 (PART 3 out of 4)

10/4 Pdficon small.gif LIST OF VOCABULARY FOR EXAM 1 (PART 4 out of 4)

Lecture Exam 2 Material

10/10 POWERPOINT PICTURES ILLUSTRATING EVOLUTION OF THE JAW JOINT AND MIDDLE EAR

10/10 Pdficon small.gif SAME AS ABOVE, BUT IN PDF FORMAT



COMPARATIVE ANATOMY FACEBOOK PAGE


Facebook group for Comparative Anatomy Lab



LINKS TO BILL'S DISSECTION VIDEOS



First video is up, see for a review of skeletal material and shark muscles: Bones and Shark Muscle



OTHER USEFUL LINKS


Vertebrate Diversity

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

Cat Dissections

Virtual Cat Dissection
Cat Muscle Dissection with Self Quiz
Cat circulatory system dissection

Feeding

Shark feeding
Stephen 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
Cheetah animated model
Baboon locomotion
Horse locomotion
Kangaroo locomotion



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