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
Office/Lab: BioPharm 210A
Voice: 860-486-4694
Email: jeffrey.divino@uconn.edu








ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • TEXTBOOKS: Note that textbooks are on order, but might not arrive in the Co-op immediately. In the meantime, you can order your own if you like. Both books are required, but both are relatively old, so many less expensive used copies are available.

  • 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


  • IMPORTANT




COURSE DOWNLOADS


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

Course Information

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Lecture Exam 2 Study Material

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11/6 Pdficon small.gif LECTURE EXAM 2, VOCABULARY 6 (FINAL)

Lecture Exam 3 Study Material

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COMPARATIVE ANATOMY FACEBOOK PAGE


Facebook group for Comparative Anatomy Lab



LINKS TO BILL'S DISSECTION VIDEOS



(1) [Bones and shark muscle dissection]

(2) [Shark brain and sheep brain dissection]



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
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
Cheetah animated model
Baboon locomotion
Horse locomotion
Kangaroo locomotion



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