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280111 VU MA-ERD-17.27 Evolution of Vertebrata (PI) (2017S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Weekly on Tuesday from 9:00 - 12:00 am
Start: 07 March, 2016
Room: 2A502 UZA II

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Vorbesprechung: 02.03.2017, 10:00 Uhr im Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II].

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Tuesday 07.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 14.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 21.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 28.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 04.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 25.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 02.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 09.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 16.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 23.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Tuesday 30.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 13.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 20.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Tuesday 27.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II

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Aims, contents and method of the course

07.03.2017: Introduction: Beginning of Vertebrates
14.03.2017: Agnatha and the evolution of gnathostome characters (Topic: Vertebrate hard tissues)
21.03.2017: The first Gnathostomata: Placodermi (Topic: Siluro-Devonian faunal provinces and environments)
28.03.2017: Evolution of cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes) (Topic: Development and evolution of the backbone)
04.04.2017: Evolution of bony fishes (Osteichthyes) (Topic: Heads or tails: Staged evolution of vertebrates?)
11.04.2017: Spring break
18.04.2017: Spring break
25.04.2017: Sarcopterygians and the invasion of land by tetrapodomorphs (Topic: Respiration in vertebrates)
02.05.2017: Origin and evolution of Tetrapoda (Topic: The Nyrany tetrapod communities)
09.05.2017: Origin and evolution of Amniota (Topic: Ultrastructure of tetrapod eggs)
16.05.2017: Evolution and palaeobiology of Sauropsida (Topic: The Permian-Triassic extinction event)
23.05.2017: Synapsida, Therapsida and the origin of mammals (Topic: Permian tetrapod communities of Bromacker and Karoo)
30.05.2017: Dawn and age of mammals (Topic: The Great American interchange and extinction)
06.06.2017: White Holidays
13.06.2017. Basal archosauromorphs and the origin of crocodiles (Topic: The Late Triassic Elgin reptile association)
20.06.2017: Origin and evolution of Avemetatarsalia (Topic: Parental care and growth in dinosaurs)
27.06.2017: Origin and evolution of birds (Topic: Feathers, hairs and fibres in avemetatarsals) + Written examination

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam: 40% (1.5 hour)
Oral Presentation (= Topic): 30%
Coursework: 30% (scientific drawing)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This course offers the possibility to study the morphology and evolution of vertebrates in an exciting and active vertebrate research environment. The course highlights vertebrate palaeobiology topics including the evolutionary history of all major vertebrate groups and major events in vertebrate evolution. You also will learn about the science of vertebrate palaeobiology, have the opportunity to undertake research on exciting fossil vertebrates or vertebrate palaeobiological topics, practice how to write short, high-impact papers and to communicate research results to the public.

Examination topics

Content of lectures.

Reading list

Benton, M. 2014: Vertebrate Palaeontology, 4th Edition. 480 pp. Wiley-Blackwell.
Dial, K.P., Shubin, N. & Brainerd, E.L. 2015. Great Transformations in Vertebrate Evolution. 424 pp. University of Chicago Press.

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