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<span style="font-size: 300%">'''MAMMALOGY'''<br/>
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[[Image:MammClassZoo11_11.jpg|center|frame|Mammalogy class at the Bronx Zoo, 10 Nov. 2011]]
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[[Image:3254_ClassInField.jpg|frame|center|Kurt with class in the field looking for camera trap sites.]]
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'''CLICK ON PICTURE FOR A LARGER VERSION'''
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|  [[Image:3254_CamTrapSiteHorsebarn.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap site on Horsebarn Hill.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_StudentsInFieldB.13sm.JPG|thumb|center|One of the camera trap field groups.]]  || [[Image:3254_CamTrapStag.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap picture (infrared)—a beautiful stag.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_CamTrapBeaverB.13.JPG|thumb|center|Camera trap—night-active beaver (infrared).]]
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|  [[Image:3254_CameraTrapDeer.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap captures a running deer!]]  ||  [[Image:3254_SettingCameraTrapA.13sm.JPG|thumb|center|Two mammalogy students set-up a camera trap in the field.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_StudentsInFieldC.13sm.JPG|thumb|center|Indefatigable students cross the Fenton River in search of a camera site.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_CamTrapFisherNightCrop.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap captures a fisher late at night! (infrared)]]
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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:''' Torrey Life Sciences, 360<br>
'''Lab:''' BioPharmacy 410, 412<br>
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'''Lab:''' Torrey Life Sciences, 365<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><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.'')'''<br><br>
 
  
1. Go to basement of Torrey<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—MAURI LIBERTI'''</h2>
2. Go to east end of hallway (the end closest to Pathobiology bldg., where PNB labs are)<br>
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3. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through double doors<br>
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4. Walk down ramp to elevator - take elevator to 6th floor<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>
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'''Mauri Liberati'''<br>
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PhD Student<br>
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Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Center<br>
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Department of Natural Resources and the Environment<br>
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University of Connecticut<br>
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marjorie.liberati@uconn.edu<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS'')'''<br><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>
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1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance<br>
 
2. Go to lobby elevator, take to 6th floor<br>
 
3. Exit elevator, turn right<br>
 
4. Walk until you come to closed double doors that have sign on them saying 'Alarm Will Sound' - IGNORE THIS and walk right through<br>
 
5. Walk down hallway past labs and at end of hall pass through another set of double doors into freight elevator vestibule<br>
 
6. Kurt's office is immediately to left of elevator<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;">'''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]]
 
[[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>
 
'''Office/Lab:''' CESE 187 Bldg 4 Annex (Horsebarn Hill) - Laura can arrange to meet with students in Torrey Life Sciences<br>
 
'''Voice:''' 486-1772<br>
 
'''Fax:''' 486-6364<br>
 
'''Email:'''  laura.cisneros@uconn.edu<br>
 
'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Laura_Cisneros<br>
 
: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:BillTApic1.jpg|thumb|left|]]
 
[[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>
 
'''Office/Lab:''' BioPharm 410<br>
 
'''Voice:''' 486-4158<br>
 
'''Fax:''' 486-6364<br>
 
'''Email:'''  william.ryerson@uconn.edu<br>
 
'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/William_Ryerson<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
 
  
<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">(12/20) EXAM 3/FINAL GRADES— UNDERGRAD SECTION EXAM 3 (100 pts)—average = 85.5, range = 70-95.5; FINAL (50 pts)—average = 43.8, range = 37-48
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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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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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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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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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<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>
'''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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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Eutherian_Phylog_Orders.pdf}} '''Eutherian Phylogeny and Orders'''
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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.'''
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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>
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'''CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE'''
  
<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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[https://www.facebook.com/groups/439160636196535/ '''UConn Vertebrate Biology Facebook Page''']
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'''''UCONN TODAY'' ARTICLE THAT MENTIONS MAMMALOGY'''
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[http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2013/11/classrooms-without-walls/ '''''UConn Today'' article about teaching outside the classroom''']
 
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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>
 
<font color="#CC000">'''''CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL TO SEE A LARGER VERSION'''''<font color="#000000">
 
 
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|  [[Image:WhaleOriginCartoon214.jpg|center|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:MammCartoonAntdrinker.jpg|center|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:MammCartoonWhackamole.jpg|center|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:MammCartoonCaveman.jpg|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:MammCartoonBearHaiku.jpg|center|thumb|]]
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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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|    [[Image:ErikaNorton1.jpg|center|thumb|Erika Norton 1]]    ||    [[Image:ErikaNorton2.jpg|center|thumb|Erika Norton 2]]    ||    [[Image:ErikaNorton3.jpg|center|thumb|Erika Norton 3, Katy Durant 1]]    ||  [[Image:KatyDurant2.jpg|center|thumb|Katy Durant 2]]    ||  [[Image:KatyDurant3.jpg|center|thumb|Katy Durant 3]]
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[http://www.bioacoustica.org/gallery/mammals_eng.html#Monotremata Old World mammal sounds!]
 
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'''MONOTREMES'''
 
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUfb9aBuUV0&NR=1 Baby giant anteater – cutest, weirdest animal on the planet]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUfb9aBuUV0&NR=1 Baby giant anteater – cutest, weirdest animal on the planet]
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D-mUlp_NyA Two-toed sloths, courtship, near mating]
 
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc]
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBNYwxDZ_pA Jaguar vs. large caiman!]
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Latest revision as of 14:06, 1 September 2015

MAMMALOGY

FALL 2015

Elephants.jpg
OpossumWithBabies.jpg
Tiger.jpg
FruitbatsSm.jpg
Bighorn.jpg
ZaglossusCrop.jpg
BabyHedgehogCrop.jpg
Kurt with class in the field looking for camera trap sites.


CLICK ON PICTURE FOR A LARGER VERSION

Camera trap site on Horsebarn Hill.
One of the camera trap field groups.
Camera trap picture (infrared)—a beautiful stag.
Camera trap—night-active beaver (infrared).
Camera trap captures a running deer!
Two mammalogy students set-up a camera trap in the field.
Indefatigable students cross the Fenton River in search of a camera site.
Camera trap captures a fisher late at night! (infrared)



INSTRUCTOR


SchwenkLabLogoLgIcon.jpg
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: Torrey Life Sciences, 360
Lab: Torrey Life Sciences, 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—MAURI LIBERTI


[[Image:]] [[Image:]]]
Mauri Liberati
PhD Student
Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Center
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Connecticut
marjorie.liberati@uconn.edu









ANNOUNCEMENTS












COURSE DOWNLOADS


Pdficon small.gif Eutherian Phylogeny and Orders

Pdficon small.gif Literary essay by Kurt on the problem of hierarchical ("vertical") thinking in animal classification, but also in life generally.





LINKS



CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE

UConn Vertebrate Biology Facebook Page

UCONN TODAY ARTICLE THAT MENTIONS MAMMALOGY

UConn Today article about teaching outside the classroom

MAMMAL VOCALIZATIONS"'

Old World mammal sounds!

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
Two-toed sloths, courtship, near mating

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
Jaguar vs. large caiman!

MAMMALOGY CARTOONS


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