Herpetology
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To get some sense of the difference between the Linnean System and phylogenic systematics, log onto the “Tree of Life” using the internet [address = http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Life&contgroup=], and write down all the names that describe the locally abundant lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis. Then explain what are the seven layers of the Linnean System for this species.

 

1. Classification exercise

Dipsosaurus dorsalis

Mojave Desert, California

2. Literature Review Discussion Paper #1

Kolbe et al. 2012http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8411712/Kolbe%20et%20al.%20science%202012.pdf
  1. 3.Extra Credit from the 1st Midterm


Extra Credit (take home exercise)


Put all these groups into a relatedness tree (15 pts)


Tetrapoda

Amniota

Synapsida

Pelycosaurs

Thecodonts

Therapsids

Anapsida

Diapsida

Cynodonts

Lepidosauromorpha

Archosauromorpha

Sauropodamorpha

Archaeopteryx

Pterosaurs

Tymnospondyl

Gymnophiona

Anura

Homidae

Caudata

Pterodactyl

Phytosaurs

Plesiosaura

Ichthyosaura

Crocodylia

Dinosauromorpha

Dinosauria

Mosasaurs

Crocodilians

Theropoda

Saurischia

Aves

Tyrannosauridae

Ornithischia

Ceratopsians

Maniraptor

Extra Credit Exercisehttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/8411712/Biol%20432/ExtraCredit-relatedness%20tree.pdf

4. Literature Review Discussion Paper #2

Dayton and Fitzgerald, 2001http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8411712/Biol%20432/Dayton_Fitzgerald_2001_Oecologia.pdf

Dick Tracy