Vertebrate Palaeontology

Master's degree in Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 17071/2009 - 23/07/2009

1.5 ECTS; 1º Ano, Anual,


Not applicable.

The students should have acquired a good understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of vertebrate palaeontology.

Vertebrates. The conquest of the aquatic habitat. From the aquatic to the terrestrial habitat: the tetrapodes. The conquest of the terrestrial habitat: the amniotes. The conquest of the aerial habitat. Mammal radiation.

Evaluation Methodology
1 group assignment (2 students) on a theme related with the evolution of vertebrates included in the course plan (max. 15 pages)


Method of interaction
Theoretical and practical classes supported by powerpoint and internet resources.

Software used in class