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<span style="font-size: 300%">'''MAMMALOGY'''<br/>
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<span style="font-size: 300%">'''MAMMALOGY (EEB 3254/5254)'''<br/>
  
</span><span style="font-size: 200%">'''FALL 2015''' </span>
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</span><span style="font-size: 200%">'''FALL 2019''' </span>
 
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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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'''2019 MAMMALOGY CLASS—FIRST FIELD TRIP—25 SEPTEMBER 2019'''
 
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|  [[Image:3254.GroupPhoto9.25.19sm.JPG|1000px|thumb|center|First mammalogy field trip, 25 Sept. 2019|]]  
|  [[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:KurtEngulfedByRacers.jpg|thumb|right|Kurt engulfed by small, scaly, legless mammals]]
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[[Image:KurtBronxZoo77.jpg |thumb|left|Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)]]
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[[Image:KurtBronxZoo77.jpg|thumb|left|Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)]]
 
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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>
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'''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>
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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><br><br>
  
  
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'''Mauri Liberati'''<br>
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'''Amanda Hewes'''<br>
PhD Student<br>
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Graduate Student<br>
Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Center<br>
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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology<br>
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment<br>
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'''Office:''' Torrey Life Sciences, 365<br>
University of Connecticut<br>
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'''Lab:''' Torrey Life Sciences, 365<br>
marjorie.liberati@uconn.edu<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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'''Voice:''' (860) 486-4158<br>
 
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'''Email:''' amanda.hewes@uconn.edu<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>
 
<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">'''Figures showing the Eutherian Orders and their phylogenetic relationships—new download, below'''
 
  
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*<span style="font-size: larger">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Mammalogy_Class_Pictures '''LINK TO MAMMALOGY CLASS PICTURES PAGE''']
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''Link to PowerPoint file showing images about evolution of the jaw joint, masseter muscle, secondary palate—below'''
 
  
  
*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD DIRECTIONS FOR CAMERA-TRAP PHOTOS AVAILABLE BELOW'''
 
 
 
*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW'''
 
 
 
*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''NOTE CLASS PICTURES AND 'HIERARCHICAL THINKING' ESSAY POSTED BELOW'''
 
 
 
*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''NOTE NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE BELOW, INCLUDING LECTURE SCHEDULE. Lab schedule forthcoming.
 
 
 
*<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:
 
 
 
:Feldhamer et al. (2007) Mammalogy, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill.
 
:Vaughan et al. (2011) Mammalogy, 5th ed. Jones and Bartlett.
 
 
 
*<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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<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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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Exam1_Sample_Questions19.pdf}} '''Lecture Exam 1 Sample questions only'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Exam1_Sample_Answers19.pdf}} '''Lecture Exam 1 Sample questions with answers'''<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/EutherianDiversity1.pdf}} '''Eutherian Diversity 1'''<br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/EutherianDiversity1.pptx] '''Download Eutherian Diversity 1 PowerPoint file'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254.EutherianOrderPhylogeny.pdf}} '''Phylogeny of Eutherian Orders in COLOR!'''<br>
 
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_EvolMammalJawJointAndEar.ppt '''LINK—POWERPOINT PICTURES SHOWING EVOLUTION OF THE MAMMALIAN JAW JOINT AND MIDDLE EAR + A COUPLE OTHER THINGS''']
 
 
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Photo_ Upload_ Directions.pdf}} '''Directions for downloading/uploading camera-trap photos'''
 
 
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Exam1_Sample_Questions.pdf}} '''LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS'''
 
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Exam1_Sample_Answers.pdf}} '''LECTURE EXAM 1 ANSWERS TO SAMPLE QUESTIONS'''
 
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_StudentPics_13.pdf}} '''Who we are—student pictures!'''
 
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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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{{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 optional.  If you read it and have an opinion—positive or negative—I would appreciate hearing from you.
 
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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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<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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'''CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE'''
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'''FACEBOOK PAGE THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE.  ASK TO JOIN GROUP'''
  
[https://www.facebook.com/groups/439160636196535/ '''2013 Mammalogy Class Facebook Page''']
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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'''
 
'''''UCONN TODAY'' ARTICLE THAT MENTIONS MAMMALOGY'''
  
[http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2013/11/classrooms-without-walls/ '''''UConn Today'' article about teaching outside the classroom''']
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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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'''MONOTREMES'''
 
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[http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/news/animals-news/platypus-dna-video-missions-wcvin.html Platypus evolution]
 
 
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[http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/nat-geo-wild/wild-all-videos/ngc-the-peculiar-platypus.html Platypus feeding, locomotion, venomous spurs, reproduction, etc.]
 
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'''PILOSA'''
 
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[http://science.discovery.com/videos/mutant-planet-giant-anteater.html Giant anteater, ''Myrmecophaga'' – my personal favorite mammal in the world. I was once attacked by one at the Bronx Zoo…]
 
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=g6s5IMLYPxE Giant anteater with baby on back]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=g6s5IMLYPxE Giant anteater with baby on back]
 
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'''TUBULIDENTATA'''
 
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[http://www.arkive.org/aardvark/orycteropus-afer/video-08a.html Aardvark foraging - note use of nose and olfaction to find prey]
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVs5QqgsyPk Giraffe feeding - tongue is used to strip leaves off of spiny Acacia trees in Africa]
 
 
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[http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/mammals-animals/other-mammals/anteater.html Lesser anteater (''Tamandua'') feeding on ants in trees]
 
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'''LOCOMOTION'''
 
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[http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/mammals-animals/other-mammals/platypus_duckbill.html Platypus locomotion - note laterally sprawled posture]
 
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl82AtZDOTE Armadillo gathering grass]
 
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLGMiYj-TEo Armadillo locomotion]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLGMiYj-TEo Armadillo locomotion]
 
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BZ_fMnikDA Hunter vs. deer]

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MAMMALOGY (EEB 3254/5254)

FALL 2019

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OpossumWithBabies.jpg
Tiger.jpg
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ZaglossusCrop.jpg
BabyHedgehogCrop.jpg


2019 MAMMALOGY CLASS—FIRST FIELD TRIP—25 SEPTEMBER 2019

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INSTRUCTOR


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KurtEngulfedByRacers.jpg
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


AmandaInTheField.jpg


Amanda Hewes
Graduate Student
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Office: Torrey Life Sciences, 365
Lab: Torrey Life Sciences, 365
Voice: (860) 486-4158
Email: amanda.hewes@uconn.edu



ANNOUNCEMENTS






COURSE DOWNLOADS


Pdficon small.gif Lecture Exam 1 Sample questions only
Pdficon small.gif Lecture Exam 1 Sample questions with answers

Pdficon small.gif Eutherian Diversity 1
[1] Download Eutherian Diversity 1 PowerPoint file
Pdficon small.gif Phylogeny of Eutherian Orders in COLOR!






LINKS



FACEBOOK PAGE THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE. ASK TO JOIN GROUP

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


PILOSA

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


FEEDING


LOCOMOTION

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
Hunter vs. deer
Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc
Jaguar vs. large caiman!

MAMMALOGY CARTOONS


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