May 19, 2019  
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GEOL 325 - Vertebrate Paleontology


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4NS

Vertebrate paleontology investigates major evolutionary innovations in vertebrate life. From the earliest ancestors like Pikaia in the Cambrian, to important transitions to land in the Permian, or back to the water in the Eocene for proto-whales, this course will cover how major changes to body plans allowed fossil vertebrates to occupy nearly all ecosystems and niches. This course will span the Phanerozoic, concentrating on major evolutionary changes rather than a taxonomic survey. 
Field trip(s) required. 

Enrollment Limit: 14
Instructor: W. McLaughlin

Prerequisites & Notes: GEOL 120


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