Dr. Reichler's Bio 301M Spring 2010  Homework #3 due in class on W 3/3

Go to the Texas Memorial Museum, located at 2400 Trinity St. which is just above the "Mustangs" statue at the corner of 24th and San Jacinto streets (http://www.utexas.edu/tmm).  On the third floor is the Hall of Texas Wildlife and the first floor houses the Hall of Paleontology.  Choose one of the organisms on the third floor and one of the organisms on the first floor that you think are evolutionarily related.  Include the scientific name of the two organisms.  Tell me how they are similar and how they are different.  How do you think the organisms are related evolutionarily?  What changes do you think occurred in the environment that led the organism on the first floor to evolve into the organism on the third floor?  You can include photos and/or drawings to help make your point.

To help us grade this assignment, please include your name and class time at the top of the first page:

Class (Bio 301M) and class time

Your name

Your essay (not to exceed two pages, photos and/or drawings will not count toward the page limit)

This assignment should not exceed 2 printed pages (photos and/or drawings will not count toward the page limit), and must be word-processed/typed.  It can be single- or double-spaced and whatever font that is still readable.

Be certain to cite any outside sources that you use.  Using outside sources is fine, but not citing those sources is plagiarism.  This homework will be graded on a scale of 0-1 points.  The typed/word-processed paper should be printed and turned in during class on March 3I will subtract 0.2 points for each day late.

If you have any questions, please ask.