Chapter 34: Vertebrates

Critical to Know

Characteristics of chordates p. 684
Characteristics of vertebrates p. 688
Overview of vertebrate phylogeny p.691 - 692
Evoltion of primates

Must Know

Tunicate
Lancet = Amphioxus
Evolution of jaw
Adaptation to land p. 699, 702
Temperature regulation p. 707
Characteristics of birds
Characteristics of mammals
Monotremes, marsupials, and placentals
Prosimians
Anthropoids, homonoids, and hominds
Australopithecines
Homo habilis
Homo erectus
Homo sapiens
* There is no reason to memorize all the different
   groups of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, or

   mammals in this chapter.

Instructors: Professor Clyde Herreid, herreid@buffalo.edu
and Professor Chuck Fourtner: fourtner@buffalo.edu
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