Vertebrate Paleobiology
Dinosaur gallery at the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria (photo by Emma Dunne)

Vertebrate Paleobiology


This course provides an introduction to the major fossil vertebrate groups (early vertebrates, jawless fish, bony fish, early tetrapods, amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, and mammals), working up through the Phanerozoic towards the present day.

Evolutionary phenomena and the paleobiological methods used to analyze them will also be explored, for example, mass extinctions, adaptive radiations, and the influence of environmental factors and fossil record biases on vertebrate evolutionary history.

Administrator

Emma Dunne

Instructors

Emma Dunne

Form

45 minute seminar once a week.

Credits

2 ECTS

Type

Regular course


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