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General Paleontology

Code: 37634
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Alan Moro
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Alan Moro - Practicum
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Knowledge of basic paleontologic analysis of fossil record, Ability to describe and determine relation between fossil and sediment, Ability to understand general characteristics of fossil remrants for each fossil group, Ability to understand general aspects of paleoecology, paleogeofraphy and biostratigraphy, Ability to understand extinction and evolution through geologic past.
COURSE CONTENT: Fossils and fossilization; Taphonomy and paleontological analysis of fossil record; Elements of fossil remains and microfacies; Taxonomy, Evolution; Fossil Protistans; Paleobotany, Sponges, Arcaeocyathans, Cnidarians; Molluscs and Polymeria; Oligomeria and Vertebrates; Trace fossils; Paleoecology; Biostratigraphy; Paleobiogeography; Extinction; History of the Earth.
  1. Briggs, D.E.G & Crowther, P.R. (2003): Paleobiology II, Blackwell.
  2. Sremac, J. (1999): Opća Paleontologija, skripta, PMF.
  3. Kochansky_Devide, V. (1964): Paleozoologija , Školska Knjiga
  4. Sokač, A. (1994): invertebratni fosili, skripta RGNF.
  5. Mc Kerrow W.S. (1981): The Ecology of Fossils- an ilustrated guide. MIT Press.
2. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Environmental Sciences
Consultations schedule: