G3131 Recognition of fossils and structures

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2013
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. Jan Černý, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Martin Hanáček, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Tomáš Kumpan, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Rostislav Melichar, Dr.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 13:00–14:50 Gs,-1011, Tue 9:00–10:50 Gs,-1011, Tue 11:00–12:50 Gs,-1011
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
G3131/01: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Černý, N. Doláková, M. Hanáček, T. Kumpan, R. Melichar
G3131/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Černý, N. Doláková, M. Hanáček, T. Kumpan, R. Melichar
G3131/03: No timetable has been entered into IS. J. Černý, N. Doláková, M. Hanáček, T. Kumpan, R. Melichar
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( G1081k Palaeontology || G1081 Palaeontology )&&( 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 only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 82 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/82, only registered: 0/82
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Lectures represent the work with actual samples of fossils and geological structures. Main objectives are that students recognize these phenomena in general samples.
  • 1.Fossils:
  • 1.1.Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta- macroscopic morphology
  • 1.2. Cormobionta – basic marks of individual groups: articulated or non articulated stem, types of foliage, morphology of bark (Lycopodiophyta)
  • 1.3. Foraminifera - study of models
  • 1.4. Porifera - bodies morphology
  • 1.5. Archaeocyatha – longitudinal and transverse look
  • 1.6. Coelenterata – (Conulata, Stromatoporoidea, Anthozoa) - solitaire x colonial, inner symetry
  • 1.7. Vermes – ichnofossils
  • 1.8. 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
  • 1.9. Arthropoda - (Trilobitomorpha, Crustacea, Tracheata ) basic types of body segmentation
  • 1.10. Bryozoa – colony types
  • 1.11. Brachiopoda - (Inarticulata, Articulata) shell material, shell symetry, komisura, differentiation to the Bivalvia
  • 1.12.Echinodermata - basic morphology, ambulacral system, symetry radial x bilateral bilaterální,
  • 1.13. Hemichordata – (Graptolithina) – types of colony – benthal x planctonic forms
  • 1.14. 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
    recommended literature
  • 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
Teaching methods
The course consists of work with concrete samples, highlighting their typical marks.
Assessment methods
The exam consists of practical identification of 3 fossils and 3 geological structures. Students complete a form with questions.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017.
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