Description: Introduction to vertebrate paleontology, focusing on the history and phylogeny of vertebrates ranging from fishes to humans. Emphasis: evolution, taxonomy, functional morphology, faunas through time, problems in vertebrate history, including diversity through time and extinction. Laboratory: vertebrate fossils, focusing on demonstration and study of problems related to taxonomy, evolution, functional morphology, structures, preservation of fossil vertebrates, and their faunas through time.
Prerequisites: Biology 1B; introductory courses in earth history and zoology are recommended.
Credit Restriction: Students will receive partial credit for 183L after taking 183.
Expected Enrollment: 30