BIO416A Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

Laboratory complement of vertebrate zoology, involving specimen investigations, anatomical examination, and live observations when feasible.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe distinctive structures of chordate and vertebrate taxa.
  • Identify vertebrates to the correct taxonomic class, and important orders and families within these classes.
  • Observe and record the morphology and behavior of vertebrates.
  • Identify structures in vertebrate specimens, including locomotive, skeletal, feeding/digestive, excretory, respiratory, sensory, and reproductive.