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Text: Text: Vertebrate Life, 4th ed., by F.H. Pough, J.B. Heiser, and W.N. MacFarland (1996). Prentice Hall, New York.

Other Readings (an asterisk indicates a required reading; others are optional):

* Blackburn, D.G. (1992) Convergent evolution of viviparity, matrotrophy, and specializations for fetal nutrition in reptiles and other vertebrates. Amer. Zool. 32: 313-321.

* Blackburn, D.G. and L.J. Vitt (1992) Reproduction in viviparous South American lizards of the genus Mabuya. Pages 150-164, in Reproduction in South American Vertebrates: Aquatic and Terrestrial. Springer-Verlag, NY.

Blackburn, D.G. (1993). Lactation: historical patterns and potential for manipulation. Journal of Dairy Science 76: 3195-3212.

Gould, S.J. (1980) The Panda's Thumb. Norton, NY:
* pp. 19-26 The Panda's Thumb
* pp. 47-58 Natural Selection and the Human Brain
_ pp. 76-84 Shades of Lamarck
_ pp. 95-107 A Biological Homage to Mickey Mouse
_ pp. 125-133 Our Greatest Evolutionary Step
_ pp. 145-151 Wide Hats and Narrow Minds
_ pp. 152-159 Women's Brains
* pp. 179-185 The Episodic Nature of Evolutionary Change
* pp. 186-193 Return of the Hopeful Monster
* pp. 259-266 Were Dinosaurs Dumb?
* pp. 267-277 The Telltale Wishbone
* pp. 289-295 Sticking Up for Marsupials

Gould, S.J. (1983) Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes. Norton, NY:
* pp. 177-186 Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
* pp. 355-365 What If Anything is a Zebra?

Gould, S.J. (1993) Eight Little Piggies:
* pp. 63-78 Eight Little Piggies

Hildebrand, M. (1974) Analysis of Vertebrate Structure. Wiley, New York.
* Ch. 20 "Running and jumping"
_ Ch. 19 recommended

* Novacek, M.J. (1992) Mammalian phylogeny; shaking the tree. Nature 356: 121-125.