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<span style="font-size: 300%">'''MAMMALOGY'''<br/>
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''INSTRUCTOR'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''INSTRUCTOR'''</h2>
 
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[[Image:SchwenkLabLogoLgIcon.jpg|thumb|left]]
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[[Image:KurtEngulfedByRacers.jpg|thumb|right|Kurt engulfed by small, scaly, legless mammals]]
 
[[Image:KurtBronxZoo77.jpg |thumb|left|Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)]]
 
[[Image:KurtBronxZoo77.jpg |thumb|left|Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)]]
[[Image:SchwenkPortrait7_08sm.jpg|frame|right|Kurt now...]]
 
 
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'''Kurt Schwenk''', Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology<br>
 
'''Kurt Schwenk''', Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology<br>
'''Office:''' BioPharmacy 600 (6th floor, next to north, freight elevators)<br>
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'''Office:''' PharmBio 600 (6th floor, next to north, freight elevators)<br>
'''Lab:''' BioPharmacy 410, 412<br>
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'''Lab:''' PharmBio 410, 412<br>
 
'''Voice:''' (860) 486-0351<br>
 
'''Voice:''' (860) 486-0351<br>
'''Lab phone''': 860-486-4158<br>
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'''Lab phone''': (860) 486-4158<br>
 
'''Fax:''' (860) 486-6364<br>
 
'''Fax:''' (860) 486-6364<br>
 
'''Email:''' kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu<br>
 
'''Email:''' kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu<br>
'''Dr. Schwenk's''' [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk '''web page''']<br><br><br><br><br>
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'''Dr. Schwenk's''' [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk '''web page''']<br><br>
  
'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.'')'''<br><br>
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'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.'')'''<br>
  
 
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1. Go to basement of Torrey<br>
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5. Exit elevator and turn sharp right - office door is right there (my name is on the wall)<br><br>
 
5. Exit elevator and turn sharp right - office door is right there (my name is on the wall)<br><br>
  
'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS'')'''<br><br>
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'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS'')'''<br>
  
 
1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance<br>
 
1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance<br>
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''TEACHING ASSISTANT'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''TEACHING ASSISTANT'''</h2>
 
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[[Image:LauraCisnerosTA1.jpg|thumb|left|Mammalogy TA Laura Cisneros is a doctoral student working with Prof. Mike Willig]]
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[[Image:LauraCisnerosTA2.jpg|thumb|right|Laura is an expert on bats! (click on the image to make it larger)]]
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'''Laura Cisneros''' (doctoral student)<br>
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'''Office/Lab:''' CESE 187 Bldg 4 Annex (Horsebarn Hill) - Laura can arrange to meet with students in Torrey Life Sciences<br>
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'''Voice:''' 486-1772<br>
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'''Fax:''' 486-6364<br>
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'''Email:'''  laura.cisneros@uconn.edu<br>
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'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Laura_Cisneros<br>
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:http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/willig/student_pages/Laura_homepage.html<br>
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''ASSISTANT TEACHING ASSISTANT'''</h2>
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[[Image:BillRyersonTApic1.jpg|thumb|right|Bill is a snake expert. He is so strong, he can lift heavy salamanders like this one!]]]
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'''Bill Ryerson''' (doctoral student in Kurt's lab)<br>
 
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#00FF00;font-size:170%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''ANNOUNCEMENTS'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#00FF00;font-size:170%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''ANNOUNCEMENTS'''</h2>
 
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*<font color="#CC0000"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(12/11) FINAL EXAM: 10:30-12:30 IN THE LAB (TLS 371)
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*<font color="#CC0000"><span style="font-size: larger">'''NOTE CLASS PICTURES AND 'HIERARCHICAL THINKING' ESSAY POSTED BELOW'''
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*<font color="#CC0000"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(12/11)  LECTURE EXAM 2:  Undergrad section average grade = 76, range = 49-93.5;  grad section avg. = 85.5, range = 75-94
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*<font color="#0000CC"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/6)  LECTURE EXAM 1:  Undergrad section average grade = 87.9, range = 73.5-96;  grad section avg. = 90.8, range = 87-95
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*<font color="#0000CC"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/15) MAMMALOGY CLASS PICTURE PAGE!  Send your pics to Kurt for posting (link to page to see instructions)
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:<span style="font-size: larger">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Mammalogy_Class_Pictures '''LINK TO PICTURE PAGE''']
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''COURSE DOWNLOADS'''</h2>
 
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'''1.'''  (8/31)  '''COURSE SYLLABUS''' {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Syllabus11.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br>
 
  
'''2.'''  (9/23)  '''LAB HANDOUTS'''—<font color="#CC000"> '''''WARNING!!'' - THESE ARE OUT-DATED AND UNEDITED AND WILL BE UPDATED BEFORE THE LAB - USE FOR PREP ONLY'''<font color="#000000"><br><br>
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*<font color="#CC0000"><span style="font-size: larger">'''NOTE NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE BELOW, INCLUDING LECTURE SCHEDULE. Lab schedule forthcoming.
  
LAB 4 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab4_Afrosoricida_etc07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
 
  
LAB 5 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab5_Chirop_Prim07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''(8/28) OPTIONAL BOOKS YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE''' (These books are most useful for their chapter by chapter accounts of each of the major mammal groups. The sections on early mammals, morphology and evolution are poor, out-of-date and generally useless:
  
LAB 6 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab6_Rodent_I_07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
 
  
LAB 7 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab7_Rodent_II_07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
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:Feldhamer et al. (2007) Mammalogy, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill.
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:Vaughan et al. (2011) Mammalogy, 5th ed. Jones and Bartlett.
  
LAB 8 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab8_Carnivora07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
 
  
LAB 9-10 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab9-10_Artio_Perisso_etc07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br>
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Mammalogy_Class_Pictures '''LINK TO 2011 PICTURE PAGE''']
 
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'''3.''' (10/2)  '''LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS:''' <font color="#CC000"> '''NOTE: THESE ARE NOT INTENDED TO COVER ALL OF THE MATERIAL - THEY JUST GIVE YOU A FLAVOR FOR THE TYPES OF QUESTIONS YOU WILL BE ASKED.'''<font color="#000000"> Some of them may appear on the actual exam either unchanged or in modified form (but certainly not all of them).<br><br>
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'''QUESTIONS ONLY:'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Exam1_Sample_Questions.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
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'''ANSWERS:'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Exam1_Sample_Answers.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br><br>
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''MAMMALOGY CARTOONS'''</h2>
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''COURSE DOWNLOADS'''</h2>
 
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'''1 point extra credit (up to 3 pts.) for every mammal-relevant cartoon submitted and posted! Give  your submissions to Kurt (electronic or hard copy)'''<br><br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_StudentPics_13.pdf}} '''Who we are—student pictures!'''
<font color="#CC000">'''''CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL TO SEE A LARGER VERSION'''''<font color="#000000">
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/Academic_Calender_F13.pdf}} '''UConn Fall 2013 Academic Calendar'''  
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lect_Syllabus.13.pdf}} '''SYLLABUS WITH LECTURE SCHEDULE''' (keep watching this spot for lab schedule!)
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| [[Image:MammCartoonMacaques.jpg|center|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:MammCartoonPunkupine.jpg|center|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:JessieRyanDeer.jpg|center|thumb|Jessie Ryan 1]] ||  [[Image:JessieRyanApes.jpg|center|thumb|Jessie Ryan 2]] ||  [[Image:JenniferPostemski3.jpg|center|thumb|Jennifer Postemski 1]]
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/SchwenkAristotle02.pdf}} '''Literary essay by Kurt on the problem of hierarchical ("vertical") thinking in animal classification, but also in life generally.''' Totally optionalIf you read it and have an opinion—positive or negative—I would appreciate hearing from you.
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|  [[Image:JenniferPostemski1.jpg|center|thumb|Jennifer Postemski 2]]  || [[Image:JenniferPostemski2.jpg|center|thumb|Jennifer Postemski 3]]  || [[Image:KateBruzinskiOrig1.jpg|center|thumb|Kate Bruzinski Original 1]]  ||  [[Image:SamanthaSpeirs1.jpg|center|thumb|Kate McGovern, Samantha Speirs, Kate Bruzinski 1]]  ||  [[Image:AlexDeFran1.jpg|center|thumb|Alex DeFrancesco 1]]
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[https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=CT%20Mammals.zip&p=Wa2nLAITNtPKqtXbW , CT Mammal Guides] Make sure to bring yours into class on Thursday.
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| [[Image:AlexDeFran2.jpg|center|thumb|Alex DeFrancesco 2]] ||  [[Image:AlexDeFran3.jpg|center|thumb|Alex DeFrancesco 3]]  ||  [[Image:KurtZebra.jpg|center|thumb]]  ||  [[Image:KurtDolphin.jpg|center|thumb]]  ||  [[Image:CaseyJame1.gif|center|thumb|Casey James1]]
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|    [[Image:SamKremidas1.jpg|center|thumb|Sam Kremidas 1]]    ||    [[Image:SamKremidas2.gif|center|thumb|Sam Kremidas 2]]    ||    [[Image:SamKremidas3.jpg|center|thumb|Sam Kremidas 3]]    ||  [[Image:LemmingsCartoon.jpg|center|thumb]]    ||  [[Image:Bruzinsky2.jpg|center|thumb|Kate BruzinskI 2]]
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''LINKS'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''LINKS'''</h2>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc]
 
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MAMMALOGY

FALL 2013

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Mammalogy class at the Bronx Zoo, 10 Nov. 2011



Contents

INSTRUCTOR


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Kurt engulfed by small, scaly, legless mammals
Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)


Kurt Schwenk, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: PharmBio 600 (6th floor, next to north, freight elevators)
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 KURT'S OFFICE (FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.)

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 KURT'S OFFICE (FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS)

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 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 is so strong, he can lift heavy salamanders like this one!
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Bill Ryerson (doctoral student in Kurt's lab)
Office/Lab: BioPharm 410
Voice: 486-4158
Fax: 486-6364
Email: william.ryerson@uconn.edu
Web: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/William_Ryerson









ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • NOTE CLASS PICTURES AND 'HIERARCHICAL THINKING' ESSAY POSTED BELOW


  • NOTE NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE BELOW, INCLUDING LECTURE SCHEDULE. Lab schedule forthcoming.


  • (8/28) OPTIONAL BOOKS YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE (These books are most useful for their chapter by chapter accounts of each of the major mammal groups. The sections on early mammals, morphology and evolution are poor, out-of-date and generally useless:


Feldhamer et al. (2007) Mammalogy, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill.
Vaughan et al. (2011) Mammalogy, 5th ed. Jones and Bartlett.




COURSE DOWNLOADS


Pdficon small.gif Who we are—student pictures!

Pdficon small.gif UConn Fall 2013 Academic Calendar

Pdficon small.gif SYLLABUS WITH LECTURE SCHEDULE (keep watching this spot for lab schedule!)

Pdficon small.gif Literary essay by Kurt on the problem of hierarchical ("vertical") thinking in animal classification, but also in life generally. Totally optional. If you read it and have an opinion—positive or negative—I would appreciate hearing from you.

, CT Mammal Guides Make sure to bring yours into class on Thursday.



LINKS

2013 Class Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/439160636196535/

MONOTREMES

Platypus evolution
Platypus feeding, locomotion, venomous spurs, reproduction, etc.

PILOSA

Giant anteater, Myrmecophaga – my personal favorite mammal in the world. I was once attacked by one at the Bronx Zoo…
Giant anteater with baby on back
Baby giant anteater – cutest, weirdest animal on the planet

CINGULATA

Armadillo foraging, using olfaction

TUBULIDENTATA

Aardvark foraging - note use of nose and olfaction to find prey

FEEDING

Giraffe feeding - tongue is used to strip leaves off of spiny Acacia trees in Africa
Lesser anteater (Tamandua) feeding on ants in trees
Pangolin feeding
Aardvark feeding - amazing tongue footage!

LOCOMOTION

Platypus locomotion - note laterally sprawled posture
Armadillo gathering grass
Armadillo locomotion
Lion skeleton animation showing mobile pectoral girdle and spinal flexion
Cheetah animated model showing extreme spinal flexion and increase in stride length
Baboon locomotion
Horse locomotion made from sequential still photos - note 4 feet off ground during gallop and relatively stiff spine
Kangaroo bipedal hopping - with each hop tendons stretch, then release elastic energy for rebound

PREDATION

Cheetah vs. gazelle
Harpy eagle vs. sloth
Golden eagle vs. mountain goat
Crowned eagle vs. water chevrotain
Golden Eagle vs. cougar
Jaguar vs. anaconda
Hunter vs. deer
Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc

MAMMALOGY CARTOONS


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MammCartoonAntdrinker.jpg
MammCartoonWhackamole.jpg
MammCartoonCaveman.jpg
MammCartoonBearHaiku.jpg
MammCartoonMacaques.jpg
MammCartoonPunkupine.jpg
JessieRyanDeer.jpg
JessieRyanApes.jpg
JenniferPostemski3.jpg
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