Animal Form and Function

Alyssa teaches a dissection class every winter semester.  Each class session focuses on a different group of animals, usually with another unifying theme such as movement, metamerism, or adaptive radiation.  In most of those classes, Alyssa supplements the official course material with a selection of videos, images, and accompanying stories about unusual or interesting representatives from the groups the students dissected that day.  These are those supplemental materials.

All images from Wikimedia Commons.

A Pseudobiceros hancockanus flatworm on gray sand. It is black with orange and pink borders.

 

Huge male Corydalus cornutus dobsonfly on branch showing mandibles comparable to its wingspan.6. Insects

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