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BIOLĀ 437. Herpetology. (4).

The lecture will emphasize the evolution, systematics, distribution, natural history, ecology, and behavior of amphibians and reptiles. In laboratory, identification, adaptations, morphology, behavior, natural history, and life history will be emphasized. The first half of the laboratory portion of the course will be spent exclusively on taxon and species identification with an emphasis on the herpetofauna of southern California. The second half of laboratory will be used to review identification and also to dicuss current research in herpetology. This course is predominantly a whole-organism zoology course. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Lab, 3 hours/week. Prerequisites: Biol 120, Biol 311. Recommended: Biol 333.