Bi2090 Vertebrate phylogeny and diversity

Faculty of Science
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
3/0/0. 3 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(( Bi1030 Inverteb. phylog. & divers. && Bi1030c Inverteb. phyl. & divers. -pr. )|| SOUHLAS )&&(! NOW ( Bi2000 Anim. phylog. & divers. ))
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
Course objectives
Chordata, characteristics, relationships, ancestry and evolution. Urochordata, tunicate larvae, adult Ascidiacea, Thaliacea and Copelata. Cephalochordata, morphology, ontogeny and ecology. Vertebrata, characteristics and system. Vertebrate anatomy, ecology, behaviour and phylogeny. Jawless vertebrates, fossils and living Myxini and Petromyzones. Vertebrates with jaws, Gnathostomata, characteristics and system. Fossil fish-like gnathostomes and living Chondrichthyes. Actinopterygii, Sarcopterygii incl. Aves and Mammalia. Morphology, ecology, behaviour and system of recent vertebrate groups.
Learning outcomes
Student can demonstrate - a general body plan of Chordates and Vertebrates, respectively, and their main evolutionary lines; - their position in phylogenetic system of deuterostomes on a basis of morphological and molecular features; - to understand high diversity of the main taxons of chordates and vertebrates, respectively, after their relationship between taxons, and to appoint apomorhies of particular taxons; - to construct phylogenetic trees after acquired theoretical knowledge according to relations between recent evolutionary lines - to understand evolution of main groups in space and time - ancestral and recent taxons; - to understand that the basic units in modern systematics must be evolutionary events leading to divergence of taxons, but not discreption taxons after their morphological similarity; - to applicate theoretical knowledge to concrete situations and its using in nature conservation etc.
Syllabus
  • - Chordata, characteristics, relationships, ancestry and evolution. - Urochordata, tunicate larvae, adult Ascidiacea, Thaliacea and Copelata. - Cephalochordata, morphology, ontogeny and ecology. New discoveries of cambrian cephalochordates. - Vertebrata (Craniata), characteristics, higher taxa, comparative anatomy, ecology, behaviour, vertebrate phylogeny. - Fossil jawless vertebrates, hagfishes and lampreys. - Vertebrates with jaws, Gnathostomata, characteristics and higher taxa. Alternative classifications: "Pisces" and Tetrapoda, Anamnia and Amniota. Cladistic approach. - Primarily aquatic fossil gnathostomes and living Chondrichthyes. - Actinopterygii and aquatic Sarcopterygii, morphology, ecology, behaviour and system. - Tetrapoda: Fossil groups and living Lissamphibia, morphology, ecology, behaviour and system. - Tetrapoda: Amniota - morphology, ecology, behaviour and system. - Aves - morphology, ecology, behaviour, system, domestic birds. - Mammalia - morphology, ecology, behaviour, system.
Literature
  • Roček, Zbyněk. Historie obratlovců. Evoluce, fylogeneze, systém. - Academia, 2002. 512 s.
  • GAISLER, Jiří and Jan ZIMA. Zoologie obratlovců (Vertebrate Zoology). 2. přepracované. Praha: Academia, 2007. p. 1-692, 692 pp. ISBN 978-80-200-1484-9. info
  • ZRZAVÝ, Jan. Fylogeneze živočišné říše. 1. vyd. Praha: Scientia, 2006. 255 s. ISBN 8086960080. info
Teaching methods
Lectures
Assessment methods
spring semester, weekly, oral examination
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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