Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Principles of Paleontology

GEOL-G 304

3

G119 or G335 or consent of instructor


Spring


Biological principles applied to the fossil record. Examination of the quality of the fossil record, taxonomic principles and procedures, analytical techniques, evolutionary theory, evolution and paleoecology of species, populations and communities, diversification and extinction, paleogeography. Laboratories: systematics, stratigraphic distribution, and ecology of major fossilized invertebrate phyla.

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