Georgia O'Keeffe, Deer Skull with Pedernal.

COMPARATIVE VERT. ANATOMY - Biology 453

LECTURE NOTES

Autumn 2014

Notes will be added as the quarter proceeds.

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My "Basic" Cladogram
Exam 1
4 What are the differences amongst fish skins?- see corrections on elasmodine & Ex. 4
 
Exam 2
12 What are the properties of skeletal muscle? & Ex. 12 & Gear Ratio Homework Key
10 What are the major changes in the axial skeleton? & Ex. 10 15 What adaptations were needed for terrestrial locomotion? & Ex. 15
16 Compare the flight of birds & bats. & Ex. 16 Write 2 Graphs
24 Compare the hearts & aortic arches of amniotes. & Ex. 24
18 Compare the functions of the major organs of the GI tract. & Ex. 18 25 How was the kidney modified during vertebrate evolution? & Ex. 25
26 How do male reproductive systems differ? & Ex. 26
27 Guest Speakers: Carolina & Kaylie & Ex. 27
21 What changes led to the origin & modification of lungs? & Ex. 21
28 How do female reproductive systems differ? & Ex. 28
29 How do eggs differ? Which vertebrates have placentae? & Ex. 29