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Amniotes—The Shape of Things to Come

Lecture no. 24 from the course: A New History of Life

Amniotes—The Shape of Things to Come

Taught by Professor Stuart Sutherland | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Search for the origin of amniotes, which are egg-laying tetrapods, such as reptiles. Delve into the history of classification systems for life. The Linnaean system is based on resemblances between organisms. Learn why the more recent cladistic system, based on shared characteristics, implies that there is no such thing as a reptile.

36 Lectures

1
Image of The Interconnected Earth
The Interconnected Earth
0 of 30 min
2
Image of The Vast Depths of Earth Time
The Vast Depths of Earth Time
0 of 31 min
3
Image of Fossil Clocks
Fossil Clocks
0 of 28 min
4
Image of Paleontologists as Detectives
Paleontologists as Detectives
0 of 29 min
5
Image of The Shifting Surface of Planet Earth
The Shifting Surface of Planet Earth
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Earliest Origins—Formation of the Planet
Earliest Origins—Formation of the Planet
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Origins of Land, Ocean, and Air
Origins of Land, Ocean, and Air
0 of 28 min
8
Image of The Early Chemical Evolution of Life
The Early Chemical Evolution of Life
0 of 27 min
9
Image of Hints of the First Life Forms
Hints of the First Life Forms
0 of 30 min
10
Image of How Life Transformed the Early Earth
How Life Transformed the Early Earth
0 of 28 min
11
Image of Snowball Earth—Another Crisis
Snowball Earth—Another Crisis
0 of 29 min
12
Image of Metazoans—Life Grows Up
Metazoans—Life Grows Up
0 of 29 min
13
Image of Incredible Variety—The Cambrian Explosion
Incredible Variety—The Cambrian Explosion
0 of 28 min
14
Image of Window to a Lost World—The Burgess Shale
Window to a Lost World—The Burgess Shale
0 of 30 min
15
Image of The Forgotten Fossils in Earth’s Story
The Forgotten Fossils in Earth’s Story
0 of 30 min
16
Image of Introduction to the Great Mass Extinctions
Introduction to the Great Mass Extinctions
0 of 28 min
17
Image of The Collapse of Earth’s First Eden
The Collapse of Earth’s First Eden
0 of 28 min
18
Image of Making the Break for Land
Making the Break for Land
0 of 28 min
19
Image of Getting a Backbone—The Story of Vertebrates
Getting a Backbone—The Story of Vertebrates
0 of 29 min
20
Image of The Evolution of Jaws
The Evolution of Jaws
0 of 28 min
21
Image of These Limbs Were Made for Walking?
These Limbs Were Made for Walking?
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Tiktaalik—The Search for a Fishapod
Tiktaalik—The Search for a Fishapod
0 of 29 min
23
Image of Carboniferous Giants and Coal
Carboniferous Giants and Coal
0 of 29 min
24
Image of Amniotes—The Shape of Things to Come
Amniotes—The Shape of Things to Come
0 of 30 min
25
Image of Permian Extinction—Life’s Worst Catastrophe
Permian Extinction—Life’s Worst Catastrophe
0 of 29 min
26
Image of Finding the Killer—The Greenhouse Earth
Finding the Killer—The Greenhouse Earth
0 of 29 min
27
Image of The Dinosaurs Take Over
The Dinosaurs Take Over
0 of 29 min
28
Image of Letting the Dinosaurs Speak—Paleobehavior
Letting the Dinosaurs Speak—Paleobehavior
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Conquering the Air—The Evolution of Flight
Conquering the Air—The Evolution of Flight
0 of 28 min
30
Image of Monsters of the Deep—Mesozoic Oceans
Monsters of the Deep—Mesozoic Oceans
0 of 29 min
31
Image of The Cretaceous Earth—A Tropical Planet
The Cretaceous Earth—A Tropical Planet
0 of 30 min
32
Image of The Sky Is Falling—End of the Dinosaurs
The Sky Is Falling—End of the Dinosaurs
0 of 29 min
33
Image of The Collision of North and South America
The Collision of North and South America
0 of 28 min
34
Image of The Rise of Mammals and the Last Ice Age
The Rise of Mammals and the Last Ice Age
0 of 29 min
35
Image of The Humble Origins of Human Beings
The Humble Origins of Human Beings
0 of 29 min
36
Image of The Conscious Earth
The Conscious Earth
0 of 36 min

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