Echiura-AAnker2014, 78K
What creature is this (Phylum)?
(see more stunning photos by Arthur Anker)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Final lecture exam location, Summer invertebrates courses,
Other UA invertebrates courses, Z250 Cladogram study resource)


Instructors:

Teaching Assistants:

COURSE SUPPORT MATERIALS
Textbooks:
  • Living Invertebrates, 1987
    Pearse, Pearse, Buchsbaum and Buchsbaum;
    Blackwell, Boston, MA; ISBN 0-86542-312-1
    (recommended readings from the text)

  • Zool 250 Laboratory Guide & Lecture Handouts 2014
    A.R. Palmer & R. Koss

Annotated Bibliography:
Lecture & Laboratory Study Materials:

  • View the entire classification of animals (to subclass) as in the course text or check out the classification of particular groups at ZooBank, or the Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

    ProtoDeutero.jpg, 13K     Browse the Tree of Life of animal phyla as followed in Zool 250 and review key characters defining major branches.

  • Having trouble remembering some of the material you saw in lab? Maybe the study images of prepared slides and dissections will help.

  • Still mulling over key concepts or processes discussed in lecture? Some entertaining and informative animations are available for review or self test.

  • Self-testing exams may help you prepare for lecture and laboratory exams.

  • Curious about the meaning of scientific names of animals or body parts? Search the table of Greek & Latin roots for clues.

Old Lecture Outlines & Notes:

LECTURE SCHEDULE - Winter 2014

(see also textbook reading assignments and cladogram of animal phyla)

JANUARY
sponge.jpg, 13K
Mon 6  Introduction: Why study invertebrates? (course preliminaries, outline)
Wed 8  Diversity, phylogeny, classification (outline)
      (Metazoa cladogram)
Fri 10  Key characters defining the Tree of Life (outline)
Mon 13  Kingdom Protista (outline 1, outline 2)
      (Protista cladogram, study images, huge collection of images, great collection of video clips)
Wed 15  Origin of Metazoa; Porifera (I): Introduction (outline)
medusa.jpg, 23K
Fri 17  Porifera (II): Function and diversity (outline); Placozoa (outline)
      (Porifera cladogram & study images)
Mon 20  Cnidaria (I): Introduction, tissues, cell types (outline)
Wed 22  Cnidaria (II): Diversity- Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa (outline)
      (Cnidaria cladogram & study images)
Fri 24  Cnidaria (III): Diversity- Anthozoa (outline); Ctenophora (outline)
      (Ctenophora cladogram & study images)
Mon 27  Bilateria: General characteristics (outline)
      (some amusing perspectives on symmetry)
Wed 29  Protostomia and Deuterostomia (outline)
      (Metazoa cladogram)
Fri 31  Platyhelminthes (I): Introduction, Turbellaria (outline + links)
      (Platyhelminthes cladogram & study images)

FEBRUARY
polyclad.jpg, 4K
Mon 3  Platyhelminthes (II): Parasitic taxa (outline), Nemertea (outline)
      (Platyhelminthes cladogram & study images)
Wed 5  Aschelminthes (I): Overview (outline)
      (Aschelminthes cladogram & study images)
Fri 7  Aschelminthes (II): Diversity- Nematoda, Rotifera (outline), Other phyla (outline)
      (Aschelminthes study images)
Mon 10  Mollusca (I): Introduction & overview (outline)
      (Mollusca cladogram)
murex.jpg, 50K
Wed 12  Mollusca (II): Diversity- Minor classes (outline)
      (mollusc diversity study images)
Fri 14  MID-TERM LECTURE EXAM
      (view sample questions here)
17 - 21  READING WEEK
Mon 24  Mollusca (III): Diversity- Gastropoda (outline)
      (Gastropoda study images)
      (Read Garstang's memorable poem: How the gastropod got it's twist)
cuttlefish.jpg, 25K
Wed 26  Mollusca (IV): Diversity- Bivalvia, Scaphopoda (outline)
      (Bivalvia study images)
Fri 28  Mollusca (V): Diversity- Cephalopoda (outline)
     (Cephalopoda study images)
 Sipuncula (outline)
      (Sipuncula cladogram & study image)

MARCH
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Mon 3  Metamerism; Annelida (I)- Polychaeta (outline)
      (Annelida cladogram & study images)
      (Try out the Rhyming key to polychaete families)
Wed 5  Annelida (II): Oligochaeta (outline)
Fri 7  Annelida (III): Hirudinea (outline)
Mon 10  More Worms: Echiura, Pogonophora (outline)
      (Echiura & Pogonophora cladogram & study images)
Peripatus.jpg, 19K
Wed 12  Arthropod (I): Origins, Onychophora, Tardigrada (outline)
      (Onychophora cladogram & study image)
Fri 14  Arthropoda (II): Overview, exoskeleton and molting (outline)
      (Arthropoda cladogram)
Mon 17  Arthropoda (III): Limbs and muscles (outline)
crab.jpg, 5K
Wed 19  Arthropoda (IV): Eyes, respiration and coeloms (outline)
Fri 21  Arthropoda (V): Diversity, Introduction and Crustacea (outline, outline)
      (Crustacea cladogram & study images)
Mon 24  Arthropod (VI): Other subphyla (outline)
      (Arthropoda & Pterygota cladograms, other arthropod study images)
Wed 26  Arthropod (VI): Other subphyla (cont.) (outline)
      (Arthropoda & Pterygota cladograms, other arthropod study images)
Fri 28  Deuterostomia; Echinodermata (I): Overview, body plans (outline)
      (Echinoderm cladogram & study images)
Mon 31  Echinodermata (II): Skeleton, water-vascular system (outline)
      (Echinoderm cladogram & study images)

APRIL
CukeStar.jpg, 12K
Wed 2  Echinodermata (III): Feeding, locomotion, development (outline)
      (Echinoderm cladogram & study images)
Fri 4  Lophophorates, Hemichordates (outline)
      (Deuterostome cladogram, lophophorate & hemichordate study images)
Mon 7  Invertebrate chordates (outline), (Chordate cladogram & study image)
Wed 9  Retrospective: The Tree of Life (outline)

enteropneust.jpg, 4K
Thur 17   FINAL LECTURE EXAM
        (0900, Pavilion=Butterdome)
   
Fri 25  DEFERRED EXAMINATION
       (0900, BioSciences Z211)

 


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