G3131 Recognition of fossils and structures

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: graded credit.
doc. RNDr. Nela Doláková, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Rostislav Melichar, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Alena Dohnalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martin Vlačiky, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Alice Zavřelová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Rostislav Melichar, Dr.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Mon 9:00–10:50 Gp,02006, Mon 11:00–12:50 Gp,02006, Tue 13:00–14:50 Gp,02006
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! NOW ( PdF:ONLINE_A English Online ) && ( G1081k Palaeontology I || G1081 Palaeontology I )&&( G4101k Structural geology || G4101 Structural geology ) && ( (!( PROGRAM ( B - GE )|| PROGRAM ( N - GE )|| PROGRAM ( D - GE )|| PROGRAM ( D - GE4 )|| PROGRAM ( C - CV ))) || ( NOW ( G0101 Occupational healt and safety )&& NOW ( C7777 Handling chemicals )))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 96 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/96, only registered: 0/96, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/96
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Lectures represent the work with actual samples of fossils and geological structures. Main objectives are recognize of these phenomenons in general samples.
  • 1.Fossils: 1.Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta- macroscopic morphology 2. Cormobionta – basic marks of individual groups: articulated or non articulated stem, types of foliage, morfology of bark (Lycopodiophyta) 3. Foraminifera - study of models, 4. Porifera - bodies morphology 5. Archaeocyatha – longitudinal and transverse look 6. Coelenterata – (Conulata, Stromatoporoidea, Anthozoa) - solitaire x colonial, inner symetry 7. Vermes – ichnofossils 8. Mollusca - (Gastropoda, Rostroconchia, Bivalvia, Scaphopoda, Cephalopoda –Nautiloidea, Ammonoidea, Belemnoidea; Hyolitha a Cricoconarida) – symetry and type of shells, shell material,lock types, type of winding, muscle marks, sutures 9. Arthropoda - (Trilobitomorpha, Crustacea, Tracheata ) basic types of body segmentation 10. Bryozoa – colony types 11. Brachiopoda - (Inarticulata, Articulata) shell material,shell symetry , komisura, differentiation to the Bivalvia 12.Echinodermata -bascic morphology, ambulacral system, symetry radial x bilateral bilaterální, 13. Hemichordata – (Graptolithina) – types of colony – benthal x planctonic forms 12. Chordata (Vertebrata) – types of fossilified parts
  • 2. Structures: 2.1. Primary structures (sedimentary and magmatic) 2.2. strained rocks 2.3. folds 2.4. faults
  • KVAČEK, Zlatko. Základy systematické paleontologie. I, Paleobotanika, paleozoologie bezobratlých. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2000. 228 s. ISBN 80-246-0132-X. info
  • KUMPERA, Otakar and Zdeněk VAŠÍČEK. Základy historické geologie a paleontologie. 1. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1988. 565 s. + 1. info
  • PETTIJOHN, F. J. and Paul Edwin POTTER. Atlas and glossary of primary sedimentary structures. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1964. 370 s. info
  • WEISS, L. E. The minor structures of deformed rocks : a photographic atlas. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1972. 431 s. info
  • Fault-related rocks :a photographic atlas. Edited by Arthur W. Snoke - Jan Tullis - Victoria R. Todd. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1998. xv, 617 s. ISBN 0-691-01220-2. info
Assessment methods
Lectures - work with actual samples, highlight of typical marks Exam: Practical identification of fossils and geological structures
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017.
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