20402176 - VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY

Vertebrate Paleontology is a preminent discipline among geological sciences: no need to remind its fundamental contribution to other geological disciplines, and among them plate tectonics.
This course provides basic concepts of vertebrate evolution and provides the student the chance to apply several theoretical concepts assimilated during the introductory course of paleontology. It will be highlighted the importance of fossils for age estimations, paleogeography and palaeoclimate/palaeoenvironmental reconstructions

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ANGELONE CHIARA

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Mutuazione: 20402176 PALEONTOLOGIA DEI VERTEBRATI in Geologia del Territorio e delle Risorse LM-74 ANGELONE CHIARA

Programme

Introduction: 3h
Chordates, basal vertebrates: 3h
"Agnatha" and the origin of lower jaw: 3h
Chondrychtyes and e osteichthyes: 3h
Sarcopterygians and the origin of tetrapods: 3h
Amphibia: 3h
Anapsida: 3h
Diapsida: 3h
Dinosauria: 3h
Pterosauria vs. Aves: 3h
Sinapsida: 3h
Mesozoic mammals-Metatheria: 3h
Afrotheria and Xenartra: 3h
Boreoeutheria: 3h
Laurasiatheria: 3h
Euarchontoglires: 3 h

Core Documentation

The reference textbook is:
Benton M.J. (2005) - Vertebrate Palaeontology. Blackwell Publishing, 472 pp.
and recent, updated editions.

Additional references to be discussed during the classes will be selected among the most recent and/or controversial.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures with PPT slides. A dynamic teaching approach will be adopted, based on active discussions of the topic of the day, critical analysis of research papers, popular papers and textbooxs.

Type of evaluation

The exam will be based on the lectures' topics in order to evaluate the student's understanding of the concepts discussed in the course.

ANGELONE CHIARA

teacher profile | teaching materials

Mutuazione: 20402176 PALEONTOLOGIA DEI VERTEBRATI in Geologia del Territorio e delle Risorse LM-74 ANGELONE CHIARA

Programme

Introduction: 3h
Chordates, basal vertebrates: 3h
"Agnatha" and the origin of lower jaw: 3h
Chondrychtyes and e osteichthyes: 3h
Sarcopterygians and the origin of tetrapods: 3h
Amphibia: 3h
Anapsida: 3h
Diapsida: 3h
Dinosauria: 3h
Pterosauria vs. Aves: 3h
Sinapsida: 3h
Mesozoic mammals-Metatheria: 3h
Afrotheria and Xenartra: 3h
Boreoeutheria: 3h
Laurasiatheria: 3h
Euarchontoglires: 3 h

Core Documentation

The reference textbook is:
Benton M.J. (2005) - Vertebrate Palaeontology. Blackwell Publishing, 472 pp.
and recent, updated editions.

Additional references to be discussed during the classes will be selected among the most recent and/or controversial.

Type of delivery of the course

Lectures with PPT slides. A dynamic teaching approach will be adopted, based on active discussions of the topic of the day, critical analysis of research papers, popular papers and textbooxs.

Type of evaluation

The exam will be based on the lectures' topics in order to evaluate the student's understanding of the concepts discussed in the course.