Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

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FALL 2016 (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


Annette holding an American kestrel Falco sparverius, Connecticut, 2013

Name: Annette Evans
Office/Lab: Biopharm 322
Office hours: By appointment
Email: annette.evans@uconn.edu
Web: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Annette_Evans














TEXTBOOKS


  • BOOK ONE:


  • 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

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS













COURSE DOWNLOADS


CLICK ON PDF SYMBOL TO DOWNLOAD HANDOUT

Course Information

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Picture Files

LECTURE EXAM 1 PICTURE FILES

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Sample Exam Questions



Scientific and Other Papers

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Lab Handouts


Vocabulary Lists

LECTURE EXAM 1 VOCABULARY LISTS



LECTURE EXAM 2 VOCABULARY LISTS



LECTURE EXAM 3 VOCABULARY LISTS





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