Topic outline

  • Topic 1

    Biology of Mammals NSC 591

    Mon 11:30-12:50, Thursday 1:30-3:20

    Syllabus

    Lab 1 Handout

    Lab 2 Handout

    Lab 3 Handout

    • Schedule

      Date Topic Reading Assignment
      M 1/27 Evolutionary Principles, Intro to Mammals 2-4, 38-45 Intro Assignment
      Th 1/30 What is a Mammal? - physiology 96-104
      M 2/3 What is a Mammal? - osteology 104-108
      Th 2/6 Lab - Cranial and Postcranial skeleton
      M 2/10 Mammal Origins 48-66 Species choice for ADW
      Th 2/13 Feeding  118-142
      Su 2/16 Snow Tracking Workshop 9:30-3 pdf
      M 2/17 Locomotion 108-117
      Th 2/20 Monotremes/ Lab: Hair 218-222
      M 2/24 Marsupials & quiz 222-241 Quiz 1
      Th 2/27 Eutheria /Lab: Marsupial skulls  242-245
      M 3/3 Proboscidea, Hyracoidea & Sirenia 370-382
      Th 3/6 Perissodactyls and bat dissection 384-390 Draft of Species Accounts
      M 3/10 Artiodactyls 390 - 403
      Th 3/13 Carnivores & Practical 314-329 Practical 1
      3/15-3/26 SPRING BREAK (Yellowstone Trip)
      3/31 Carnivores & Mammals in Yellowstone
      4/3 Study Skin Prep

      tutorial 1tutorial 2

      4/7

      Afrosoricida, Erinaceomorpha, Soriciomorpha, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, Dermoptera

      245-255 Paper Topic
      4/10 Cetaceans, VT mammals skins & skulls 330-347 Final Species Account
      4/14 Cetaceans II and quiz 348-369 Quiz 2
      4/17 Chiroptera, VT mammals skins & skulls 256-278, pdf
      4/21 Rodents & Lagomorphs 348 - 369  Rough Draft due
      4/24 Sloths, anteaters, armadillos, pangolins & aardvarks 302-312  
      4/28 Primates 280-300  
      5/1 UMass Trip meet at 1pm in front of dining hall  
      5/5 Practical, Take-home quiz

      Practical 2Quiz 3

      5/12 Final Paper Due by 10am