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Bird Anatomy

In Lesson 1, we explore the anatomy and adaptations of birds, and meet the Victorian scientists who first suspected the link between the terrible lizards and modern birds. In order to fly, birds have undergone a series of anatomical specializations that distinguishes them from other vertebrates. However, many of the most striking and anatomically unusual traits of birds originated over 230 million years ago with the very first theropod dinosaurs. Just a quick note before you get started: 'Palaios' is the Greek word for 'ancient', so palaeontology or paleontology is the study of ancient life. Both spellings are correct, with palaeontology used in Britain, and paleontology more common in the US....
3件のビデオ (合計37分), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3件のビデオ
1.1 The Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs15 分
1.2 Bird Anatomy19 分
6件の学習用教材
Instructional Staff10 分
Meet Your Presenter: Scott Persons10 分
Course Glossary10 分
Acknowledgements10 分
Interactive Learning Objects10 分
Lesson 1 Course Notes10 分
1の練習問題
Module 1 Assessment (Graded)10 分
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Survey of Non-Avian Theropods

In the wake of the Permian mass extinction, the prehistoric world was ripe for the taking. All the world’s landmass was consolidated into the single supercontinent: Pangaea. With no seas standing in their way, new terrestrial animal lineages were able to exploit new habitats all across the globe. Archosaurs, meaning ‘ruling reptiles’, came to dominate Triassic ecosystems. However, dinosaurian archosaurs were not the top predators. Instead, crurotarsans sat undisputed at the top of the food chain. The first theropods were small, but agile carnivores, and although they started out as the Darwinian equivalent of the mail room clerks, by the next geological period (the Jurassic), they were large and in charge. In Lesson 2, we will introduce you to some of the earliest theropods, and explore the anatomical secrets to their survival and eventual success. We will also meet the largest land predators of all time. ...
3件のビデオ (合計44分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3件のビデオ
2.2 Jurassic Theropods17 分
2.3 Cretaceous Theropods15 分
1件の学習用教材
Lesson 2 Course Notes10 分
1の練習問題
Module 2 Assessment (Graded)10 分
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Coelurosaurs I

In the previous lesson, we explored how the various theropod lineages adapted to their role as apex predators. In this lesson, we will explore a new group of theropods, as much characterized by their speed and agility as their predatory prowess. The coelurosaurs were the most successful and diverse of all the theropods, and included herbivores, the smallest of all dinosaurs, and, of course, the mighty tyrannosaurs....
4件のビデオ (合計73分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4件のビデオ
3.1 Early Coelurosaurs - Part 216 分
3.1 Early Coelurosaurs - Part 314 分
3.2 Bird-Like Traits in Coelurosaurs21 分
1件の学習用教材
Lesson 3 Course Notes10 分
1の練習問題
Module 3 Assessment (Graded)10 分
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Coelurosaurs II

Dinosaurs had long been thought of as overgrown reptiles; cold blooded, swamp bound, with meagre intelligence and little to no social complexity. The ‘Dinosaur Renaissance’ was a revolution in palaeontological thinking that entirely transformed that traditional image of dinosaurs. In Lesson 4, we will see how new research and discoveries over the past fifty years have shaped our modern image of dinosaurs into one of energetic, intelligent animals, that likely displayed many of the complex social behaviours witnessed in modern birds. You’ll also meet the deinonychosaurs, A.K.A. ‘the raptors’, and you will learn the leading theories for how one group of dinosaurs learned to fly....
3件のビデオ (合計60分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3件のビデオ
4.2 Bird-Like Characteristics - Part 115 分
4.2 Bird-Like Characteristics - Part 218 分
1件の学習用教材
Lesson 4 Course Notes10 分
1の練習問題
Module 4 Assessment (Graded)10 分
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The Avian World

66 million years ago, an asteroid the larger than Mt. Everest collided with the earth and brought about the extinction of the dinosaurs…except birds! Now that you’re familiar with some of their larger Mesozoic ancestors and their bird-like features, it’s time to meet the avian lineage proper. With the evolution of flight, birds could exploit habitats and resources that were literally unreachable by other animals. The evolution of birds has been one of diversification. Flightlessness has evolved numerous times, as have specializations for insectivory, swimming, and predation. Although theropods may no longer dominate the land, they still rule the skies. ...
3件のビデオ (合計66分), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3件のビデオ
5.2 Survival of the Neornithes - Part 123 分
5.2 Survival of the Neornithes - Part 225 分
1件の学習用教材
Lesson 5 Course Notes10 分
1の練習問題
Module 5 Assessment (Graded)10 分
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by MCMar 15th 2018

This course was great! It explains everything clearly, and it keeps you involved by asking questions about the material, and keeps you amused with some interesting anecdotes. Highly suggested by me!

by JCAug 22nd 2017

I loved this course. It was informative, easy to understand, and exciting. The lecturer's knowledge and passion shone through in the lectures, and the course notes were a great supplement too.

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Philip John Currie, Ph.D

Professor and Canada Research Chair, Dinosaur Paleobiology
Department of Biological Sciences

アルバータ大学(University of Alberta)について

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