B5060 Zoology of vertebrates

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2001
Extent and Intensity
3/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Řehák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Arnošt Krška, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Řehák, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Řehák, Ph.D.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! B2090 System phylogeny vertebrates
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Systematics of phyllum Chortata focused on subphyllum Vertebrata, especially on recent Central European vertebrates. Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of vertebrates. Morphological, ecological, distributional and behavioral characteristics of particular systematic groups of vertebrates.
  • 1) Phyllum Chordata, characteristics, relationships, ancestry and evolution. 2) Subphyllum Urochordata, tunicate larvae, adult Ascidiacea, Thaliacea and Copelata. 3) Subphyllum Cephalochordata, morphology, ontogeny and ecology. 4) Subphyllum Vertebrata, characteristics, higher taxa. 5) Evolutionary morphology of vertebrates (integument, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, sensory organs, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, urogenital system, endocrine system). 6) Jawless vertebrates, Agnatha, fossil ostracoderms and living cyclostomes -lampreys and hagfishes. 7) Vertebrates with jaws - gnathostomes, characteristics and higher taxa. primarily aquatic fossil gnathostomes (placoderms, acanthodians). 8) Chondrichthyans - characteristics, morfology, ecology and system (elasmobranchs - sharks and rays, chimaeras). 9) Bony fishes - characteristics,morfology, ecology and system (lungfishes, lobe-finned and ray-finned fishes: bichers, chondrosteans, holosteans and teleosts. 10) Amphibians - characteristics, morfology, ecology and system (ancient amphibians, salamanders, caecilians and frogs). 11) Reptiles - characteristics, morphology, ecology, behaviour and system (fossil reptiles, turtles, crocodiles, rhynchocephalians, lizards, amphisbaenids and snakes). 12) Birds - characteristics, morphology, ecology, behaviour, system (fossil taxa, ostrichs and flying birds: important bird orders), flight adaptations. 13) Mammals - characteristics, morphology, ecology, behaviour, system (monotremes, marsupials and placentals: important mammal orders).
  • GAISLER, Jiří. Úvod do zoologie obratlovců. Vyd. 4., upr. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 1991. 275 s. : i. info
  • GAISLER, Jiří. Zoologie obratlovců. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1983. 534 s. info
  • SIGMUND, Leo, Vladimír HANÁK and Oldřich PRAVDA. Zoologie strunatců. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1994. 501 s. ISBN 80-7066-531-9. info
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Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000.
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