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General paleontology

Code: 36201
ECTS: 7.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Vlasta Ćosović - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Jasenka Sremac - Lectures
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Getting familiar with essential terms, principles and applications of palaeontology. Short review of the main fossil groups.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding of the essential features, history and the development of the life (life through time).
Basic knowledge and understanding of the key aspects and concepts of paleontology.
Knowledge of the common terminology and nomenclature in paleontology.
Knowledge and understanding of the transition from biosphere to lithosphere (origin of body fossils and ichnofossils).
Ability to identify major groups of fossilizing organisms from hand samples.
  1. Doyle,P.: Understanding Fossils. Wiley, Chichester, 1996Raup,D.M. & Stanley, S.M. : Principles of Palaeontology. Freeman, San Francisco, 1978.
  2. Sremac,J.: Opća paleontologija. Skripta, PMF, Zagreb, 1999.
1. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Undergraduate Study of Geology
Consultations schedule: