Bi2000 Animal phylogeny and diversity

Faculty of Science
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
3/0. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Bartonička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jana Schenková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Dipl. Biol. Jiří Schlaghamerský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Dipl. Biol. Jiří Schlaghamerský, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Dipl. Biol. Jiří Schlaghamerský, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 20. 2. to Mon 22. 5. Mon 9:00–11:50 B11/132
(! Bi2090 Verteb. phylog. & divers. &&! Bi1030 Inverteb. phylog. & divers. )&&(! NOW ( Bi2090 Verteb. phylog. & divers. )&&! NOW ( Bi1030 Inverteb. phylog. & divers. ))&&(! B2090 System phylogeny vertebrates &&! B1030 Syst. & phyl. of invertebrates &&! B5060 Zoology of vertebrates &&! B4150 Zool. of invertebrates )
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 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: understand and explain principles of zoological systematics; prove knowledge of major invertebrate and vertebrate taxa; extend acquired knowledge of their phylogenesis, morphology and life history during following studies.
  • Principles of zoological systematics - alternative concepts, basics of phylogenetic systematics. Archezoa, Protozoa (independent regnae): brief overview of the major groups and the question of phylogenetic validity. Animalia (Metazoa) - phylogenesis and characteristics of major taxa on the Phylum level and selected taxa of subordinate levels. "Invertebrates": Porifera; Placozoa; Cnidaria; Ctenophora; Platyhelminthes; Bryozoa; Rotifera; Acanthocephala; Gastrotricha; Nemertea; Sipunculida; Annelida; Mollusca; Brachyozoa; Cephalorhyncha; Nematoda; Nematomorpha; Tardigrada; Onychophora; (Eu)Arthropoda; Echinodermata. Phylum Chordata, characteristics, origin and evolution. Subphylum Tunicata, subphylum Acrania - basic characteristics and morphology. Subphylum Vertebrata - characteristics and system. Supraclass Agnatha - characteristics, living Cyclostomata. Suprafamily Gnathostomata - characteristics; primarily aquatic Gnathostomata, Chondrichthyes, Pisces - morphology, ecology and system. Amphibians, reptiles - morphology, ecology, system, adaptations to terrestrial life. Birds - morphology and system, adaptations to flight. Mammals - morphology, ecology and system.
  • Zrzavý, Jan. Fylogeneze živočišné říše. Praha: Scientia, 2006. 255 s. ISBN 80-86960-08-0
  • Sedlák, Edmund. Zoologie bezobratlých. 2. vydání. Brno : Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2002. 337 s. Učebnice pro základní univerzitní kurs zoologie bezobratlých. ISBN 80-210-2892-0.
  • SIGMUND, Leo, Vladimír HANÁK and Oldřich PRAVDA. Zoologie strunatců. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1994. 501 s. ISBN 80-7066-531-9. info
  • GAISLER, Jiří. Úvod do zoologie obratlovců (Introduction to vertebrate zoology). Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. 275 pp. ISBN 80-210-1022-3. info
Teaching methods
3-hour lecture once a week
Assessment methods
The course is given as a series of lectures. Credits are given based on the positive results of a written exam (exceptionally oral).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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