541-0014/07 – Paleontology (P)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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SKU41 prof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge and explanation how to recognise the common morphological features of the fossil plants and animals. Identification of the fossils in the paleontological system.

Teaching methods



The course is devoted to the basics of paleontology. Explain the origin and preservation of fossils. Students are acquainted with basic systematic phytopaleontology, the importance of Protozoa and overview of the classification of Metazoa.

Compulsory literature:

CLARKSON E.N.K.: Invertebrate paleontology and evolution. Blackwell, New York, 1998. JAIN S.: Fundamentals of Invertebrate Palaeontology. Springer, 2016. HARPER D., Introduction to Paleobiology and the Fossil Record, John Wiley & Sons, 2009. WOODS H. Palaeontology Invertebrate, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Recommended literature:

CLARKSON E.N.K. Invertebrate paleontology and evolution. Blackwell, New York, 1998. DONALD R. PROTHERO. Bringing Fossils to Life. 3rd Edition. Columbia University Press, 2013. PROTHERO D. R., Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology: McGraw-Hill, Boston, 2nd edition, 2003. SARASWATI PRATUL KUMAR, SRINIVASAN M.S., Micropaleontology, Principles and Applications. Springer, 2016,.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Písemný test.


Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to palaeontology. 2. Fossilization. 3. Procaryota, Fungi, Algobionta, Cormobionta. 4. Protozoa. 5. Archaeocyatha & Porifera. 6. Coelenterata & Vermes & Arthropoda. 7. Mollusca I. 8. Mollusca II. 9. Mollusca III. 10. Bryozoa & Brachiopoda. 11. Echinodermata & Hemichordata. 12. Chordata. 13. Vertebrata. 14. Developmental patterns.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit,doplnit.

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