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2016-2017 Academic Catalogue 
2016-2017 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 317 - Herpetology

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 4

This course examines the evolutionary origins of reptiles and amphibians within the context of other vertebrate lineages, and surveys the anatomy, natural history, ecology, and conservation of the major groups. Laboratory focuses on studying anatomy, observing reptiles and amphibians in the field, capture and handling techniques, and identification of native specimens, with emphasis on reptiles and amphibians of Virginia. Cadets will be required to keep field notes and compile a collection of photographic specimens. Prerequisite(s): BI 101 and BI 102.