Bi2BP_ZZSP Introduction to Chordate Zoology

Faculty of Education
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Boris Rychnovský, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Radovan Smolinský, Ph.D., PhD (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Boris Rychnovský, CSc.
Department of Biology - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Boris Rychnovský, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biology - Faculty of Education
Mon 14:00–14:50 učebna 2
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
At the end of this course, students should be able to: (1) understand and explain the basic picture about chordate body organization in lower taxons; (2) work with information on chordate systematic principles; (3) interpret chordates classification schemes; (4) gain an appreciation of the diversity of the world’s chordates; use (5) the bionomie of modell taxons and species and (6) interpret the occurence of chordates in ecosystems of world.
  • 1. Chordates versus vertebrates.
  • 2. Urochordata, Cephalochordata.
  • 3. Vertebrata.
  • Basic body organization of taxons, species. Bionomie. 4. Characteristics of taxons:
  • A) Lower vertebrates. B) Cyclostomata. C) Chondrichthyes. D) Actinopterygii and Sarcopterygii (Choanichthyes) E. Amphibia. F) Reptilia. G) Aves. H) Mammalia.
  • 5. Vertebrates in ecosystems.
  • 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
  • Nový přehled biologie. Edited by Stanislav Rosypal. 1. vyd. Praha: Scientia, 2003. 797 s. ISBN 978-80-86960-23-4. info
  • SIGMUND, Leo, Vladimír HANÁK and Oldřich PRAVDA. Zoologie strunatců. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1994. 501 s. ISBN 80-7066-531-9. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Final grade: oral examination (morfology and anatomy, bionomie and ecology, systematics of chordates).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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