BIOS2061 - Vertebrate Zoology

BIOS2061 - Vertebrate Zoology examines the evolution, diversity and natural history of these animals with a special emphasis on how they cope with Australia’s environment. Australia has a high diversity of vertebrate species (e.g. platypus, tree frogs, parrots, snakes). This course covers the evolutionary origins and relationships between the major Vertebrate groups and explores their diversity of form, function and behaviour. There is a detailed investigation of birds and mammals, particularly their ecology, life history and emerging conservation issues. Practical work involves examining living and preserved specimens (including dissections) and several field trips around Sydney studying vertebrates in the wild.

Term 2

6 units of credit

Current handbook entry Current timetable Course outline

Who should I contact?

Coordinator: Suzanne Hand

Where does this course fit into my degree?

This is a second year course.

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