Life Through Time – Evolutionary Palaeontology (Week 6)

Lycopsid tree-fern, Joggins Formation, Nova Scotia.

The pdf of the class 6 lecture notes can be found here: 2013_LifeThruTime_Lect6

The vertebrate palaeontologist Darren Naish has written a series of general interest articles on the origins of tetrapods, including a piece on temnospondyls that can be read here.

Professor Jenny Clack of Cambridge University is one of the world’s leading experts on early tetrapods. Her website, which has lots of useful info, can be found here. Her research also featured on the BBC series Beautiful Minds.

The Joggins Fossil Cliffs of Nova Scotia have yielded all sorts of amazing early terrestrial fossils and are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The website can be found here.

The website for the new TW:eed project (Tetrapod World: early evolution and diversification) can be found here.


Earth scientist in York, fossilist across Yorkshire. Co-director of the Yorkshire Fossil Festival and palaeontologist for hire. Can be found twittering, facebooking, and instagramming as @fossiliam.


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