Universität Wien FIND

300100 VO Palaeodiversity of Invertebrates (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: German

Examination dates



300100 VO Paläodiversität der Evertebraten
300041 UE Übung zu Paläodiversität der Evertebraten
im Wilhelm Klaus Mikroskopiersaal 2A205, Donnerstag, 9h – 12h
7. Oktober 2021
14. Oktober 2021
21. Oktober 2021
28. Oktober 2021
4. November 2021
11. November 2021
18. November 2021
25. November 2021
2. Dezember 2021
9. Dezember 2021
16. Dezember 2021
13. Jänner 2022
20. Jänner 2022
27. Jänner 2022
First examination (written exam) on 3 February 2022 um 9h in Wilhelm Klaus Übungssaal 2A225 in UZAII


Aims, contents and method of the course

Taxonomy and systematics of invertebrates with emphasis on morphology and palaeodiversity. Students will know about the morphology and systematics of the important higher taxa of invertebrate metazoan fossils. They are aware of the evolution and diversity history of these taxa through the Phanerozoic.
Videos and pdfs of Powerpoint presentations will be provided on the Moodle platform well in advance. This material should be studied in preparation for the lecture. During the lecture we will answer questions of the students.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examination
First examination: 3 February 2022
Further examinations in early March and June or upon request

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Each teaching unit will be treated with one question. Korrectly answered qurestions receive 5 points. A positive evaluation requires 50% of the total score.

Examination topics

Matter of the subject

Reading list

Boardman, R.S., Cheetham, A.H., Rowell, A.J., 1987, Fossil Invertebrates, 713 pp.
Clarkson, E.N.K., 1998, Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution, 4th edition, Blackwell, 452 pp
Lehmann U. & Hillmer, G. 2001, Wirbellose Tiere der Vorzeit, Enke-Verlag, 336 pp.
Taylor, P.D. & Lewis, D.N. 2005, Fossil Invertebrates, Natural History Museum London, 208 pp.
Ziegler, B., 2008, Paläontologie. Vom Leben der Vorzeit, Schweizerbart, 293 pp.

Association in the course directory

BPB 3, BAN 6, BBO 8, BMG 10, BMB 10, BOE 11, BZO 11, UF BU 10, T601

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