University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Cladogram Construction and Vertebrate Phylogeny part of Paleontology:Activities
Students are given pictures of a variety of extant vertebrates. They work in groups to determine which animals are most closely related. Following a series of clicker questions and a discussion of the ...
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Paleobiology and Paleontology part of Paleontology:Courses
Basic anatomy and morphology of common invertebrate fossils, methods of analysis, and applications to geologic dating and environmental reconstruction
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Carabiner Cladogram part of Paleontology:Activities
A cladogram exercise involving hardware instead of organisms. Many students are familiar with carabiners and find them more interesting than nails and screws (the example I based this on). Using these characters, ...