Paleontology: Early Vertebrate Evolution

Paleontology: Early Vertebrate Evolution

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  • Introductive Level
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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - The Phanerozoic Begins
    In this lesson we take you back to the beginning of the Phanerozoic Eon to learn what it truly means to have backbone, as we encounter the key anatomical features of vertebrates and their closest chordate relatives. We’ll also introduce the language of evolut...
  • Week 2 - Learning to Swim
    The old problem of the comparative anatomist was exactly how to compare two animals that appeared, at first glance, to look nothing alike. How, do you compare cows and lobsters? Well, in this lesson you’ll not only learn how to compare crustaceans and cattle, ...
  • Week 3 - Learning to Bite
    The Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian Periods were times of great continental, oceanic and climactic change that brought about the Earth’s first mass extinction events. With environmental catastrophes opening up new ecological niches, a trait evolved in early ...
  • Week 4 - Learning to Walk
    Although this lesson marks the end of the beginning of the vertebrate story, we still have some bones left to pick! In this last lesson we’ll look at the features of the Osteichthyes (the bony fishes) and examine the differences between two immensely successfu...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Alison Murray, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

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