SYSTEMATIC ZOOLOGY
cod. 1001012

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
- Cristina MENTA
Academic discipline
Zoologia (BIO/05)
Field
Discipline naturalistiche
Type of training activity
Basic
52 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: GENERAL ZOOLOGY - SYSTEMATIC ZOOLOGY

Learning objectives

To know the important characters of different groups of invertebrates
To know the evolutive aspects interested in the complexity of invertebrates. Learning the concept of animal biodiversity. Recognize the main taxa of invertebrates

Prerequisites

Base knowledge on biology and zoology

Course unit content

Introduction (definition of animal, different level of organization, the cell, types of tissues).
Classification and phylogenesis
Protozoa
Acoelomate animals
Pseudocoelomate animals
Coelomate animals

Full programme

Introduction aspects: animal definition, organization, cells, tissues
Classification and Phylogeny
Protozoa,
Porifera and Placozoa
Radiata Cnidaria, Ctenophora
Acoelomorpha, Platyzoa and Mesozoa
Platyhelminthes
Gastrotricha
Gnathostomulida
Micrognathozoa
Rotifera
Acanthocephala
Mesozoa
Polyzoa
Kryptrochozoa
Mollusca
Anellida
Ecdisozoa others
Arthropoda
Chaetognatha
Echinodermata
Hemichordata

Bibliography

Diversità animale. Hikcman, Roberts,Keen, Larson, Eisenhour. McGraw-Hill

Teaching methods

Lectures, lab activities, educational excursions

Assessment methods and criteria

Writing test composed by 20 closed questions (1 score for each) and one open question (10 score). Time 90 minutes

Other information

For not Italian students, the test can be performed in another language (English, French, Spanish)