BIO 3016 – Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

The study of vertebrate anatomy from an evolutionary and functional perspective. Evolutionary changes in integument, skeleton, muscles, and the various organ systems will be investigated by comparing the anatomy of fossil and living fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Laboratory will include dissection of a variety of specimens and an independently designed project. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 1204 and 1206. IV