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ZOOL 250

SURVEY OF THE
INVERTEBRATES

| Lecture Schedule |
| Biology Links | Animal Classification | Cladogram for Z250 Metazoa | Sample Annotated Bibliography |


Instructors:

Teaching Assistants:

Name Lab Section E-mail Phone Office Office Hours
Rosalind Barrington-Leigh Tue AM & PM rbarring@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca . EarthSci
1-52B
Mon.
12 - 1
Kamal Gandhi Wed PM kgandhi@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca . EarthSci
1-52D
Fri.
1 - 2
Brent Karner Tue PM,
Thur AM
bkarner@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca . EarthSci
1-52B
Fri
9-11
Shihuan Kuang Tue AM skuang@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca 5494 BioSci
Z509
Fri.
2 - 5
Joao Sousa Wed PM,
Thur PM
jsousa@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca . EarthSci
1-52H
Thur.
2:30 - 3:30
Stefanie Zaklan Thur AM & PM szaklan@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca . BioSciences
Z1107
Thur.
11:30 - 1:30

Textbooks:


**REVISED ** LECTURE SCHEDULE - Winter 1998

(revised to reflect final presentation of material; see also
reading assignments and cladogram of animal phyla)
Wed 7 - Introduction, prelim. quiz (outline)
Fri 9 - Why study invertebrates? (outline) Diversity, phylogeny, classification (outline) (Metazoa cladogram)

Mon 12 - Key characters defining the Tree of Life(outline)
Wed 14 - Kingdom Protista (Protista cladogram) (outline)
Fri 16 - Protista (cont.) (outline)

Mon 19 - Origin of Metazoa, Introduction to Porifera (Porifera cladogram) (outline)
Wed 21 - Porifera (cont.) (outline)
Fri 23 - Tissue organization; Features of Cnidaria (outline)

Mon 26 - Cnidarian diversity- Hydrozoa (Cnidaria cladogram) (outline)
Wed 28 - Cnidarian diversity- Scyphozoa & Anthozoa (outline)
Fri 30 - Ctenophora (outline); Bilateria (outline, Metazoa cladogram)

(some amusing perspectives on symmetry)

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Mon 2 - Protostomia & Deuterostomia (outline) (Metazoa cladogram)
Wed 4 - Introduction to Platyhelminthes,Turbellaria (outline) (Platyhelminthes cladogram)
Fri 6 - Parasitic platyhelminths; Nemertea (outline)

Mon 9 - Intro. to Aschelminthes; Nematoda (outline) (Aschelminthes cladogram)
Wed 11 - Aschelminthes: Rotifera (outline); Mollusca: Overview (shell & mantle) (outline)
Fri 13- MID-TERM EXAM

17-21 READING WEEK

Mon 23 - Mollusca: Overview (cont.; mantle cavity, ctenidium, radula, coelom, development) (outline)
Wed 25 - Mollusca: Minor Classes (outline) (Mollusca cladogram)
Fri 27 - Mollusca: Gastropoda (outline)

Mon 2 - Mollusca: Cephalopoda (outline)
Wed 4 - Mollusca: Bivalvia (intro.) (outline)
Fri 6 - Mollusca: Bivalvia (cont.), Scaphopoda (outline)

Mon 9 - Phylum Sipuncula (outline); Metamerism, Introduction to Annelida (outline) (Annelida cladogram)
Wed 11 - Annelida: Polychaetes (outline), Oligochaetes (outline)
Fri 13 - Annelida: Hirudinea; Echiura & Pogonophora (outline)

Mon 16 - Arthropod origins: Onychophora; Arthropoda Overview: exoskeleton (outline) (Arthropoda cladogram)
Wed 18 - Arthropoda: limbs & muscles (outline)
Fri 20 Arthropoda: eyes, respiration, coeloms (outline)

Mon 23 - Arthropoda: Crustacean diversity (outline)
Wed 25 - Arthropoda: Crustacean diversity (cont) & filter feeding (outline)
Fri 27 - Other Arthropod subphyla (Chelicerata, Trilobitomorpha, Uniramia) (outline) (Arthropoda cladogram) (Pterygota cladogram)

Mon 30 - Echinodermata: Symmetry, skeletal system (outline) (Echinoderm cladogram)

    April


Wed 1 - Echinodermata: Water vascular system, larval development & coelom origin (outline)
Fri 3 - Echinodermata: Body plans, feeding & locomotion (outline)

Mon 6 - Lophophorates (Deuterostome cladogram)
Wed 8 - Hemichordata, Invertebrate chordates (outline) (Chordate cladogram); Retrospective: The Tree of Life (outline)
Fri 10 - Good Friday - No classes

Thur 16 - FINAL LECTURE EXAM 0900 (ALL students in gymnasium)

Wed 29 - DEFERRED EXAMINATIONS 0900 (BioSciences CW306)


 Grading: Mid-term exam
Lab quizzes
Lab final
Annotated Bibliography
Final exam
20%
15%
20%
10%
35%

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