A study of the similarities of anatomy and phylogenetic relationships of major vertebrate groups. Emphasis is on comparative anatomical structural, functional, and evolutionary relationships within and between major taxa or vertebrates. Laboratories include dissection and study of representative chordate systems with emphasis on the anatomy and evolution of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Three-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 20704.
Offered On Demand for 4 Semester hours.