Introduction to Paleontology

Veranstalter: Michal Kucera, Jens Lehmann

Inhalt:

Introduction: Systematic palaeontology of marine invertebrates
Classification practise: Arthropods
Classification practice: Molluscs
Classification practice: Graptolithes and Brachiopods
Classification practice: Echinoderms
Classification practice: Trace fossils
Mineralogy and ultrastructure of marine invertebrate skeletons
Hands-on taphonomy and Fossillagerstätten
Recognizing index fossils exemplified by key exercise material
Biostratigraphical application
Palaeobiogeographic patterns
Samples of fossil associations: Practial palaeoecological interpretation of reef communities
Exam

Kompetenzen:

Basic knowledge of constructional morphology of invertebrate fossils, their evolution and ecological meaning. Independent recognition of main invertebrate fossil groups and identification of significant taxa. Basic knowledge of their stratigraphical occurrence and being able to interprete the taphonomic history of individual specimens.

Bewertung:

Klausur

Prüfungsform:

Klausur

Literatur:

1) Handouts will be provided in the course
2) Jain, S. (2017): Fundamentals of Invertebrate Palaeontology. Macrofossils. - Springer Geology, Springer.
3) Clarkson, E. N. K. (1998): Invertebrate palaeontology and evolution. - Blackwell Publishers, London.
4) Mutterlose, J. (2018): Einführung in die Paläobiologie Teil 1. Allgemeine Paläontologie. - Schweizerbart, Stuttgart.
5) Amler, M., Schmude, J., Cyffka, B. (2014): Allgemeine Paläontologie. - wbg Academic, Darmstadt.

Lehrinhalte:

1. SWS: Introduction: Systematic palaeontology of marine invertebrates
2. SWS: Introduction: Systematic palaeontology of marine invertebrates
3. SWS: Classification practise: Arthropods
4. SWS: Classification practice: Molluscs
5. SWS: Classification practice: Graptolithes and Brachiopods
6. SWS: Classification practice: Echinoderms
7. SWS: Classification practice: Trace fossils
8. SWS: Mineralogy and ultrastructure of marine invertebrate skeletons
9. SWS: Hands-on taphonomy and Fossillagerstätten
10. SWS: Recognizing index fossils exemplified by key exercise material
11. SWS: Biostratigraphical application
12. SWS: Palaeobiogeographic patterns
13. SWS: Samples of fossil associations: Practial palaeoecological interpretation of reef communities
14. SWS: Exam


Lehrmittel:

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