112-pp12 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Last time we covered 1 What is paleogeography 2 How it works(Late Cambrian fantasy example 3 Paleoclimate

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1 GY 112: Earth History Fossils 4: Taxonomy UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Last time we covered… 1) What is paleogeography? 2) How it works (Late Cambrian fantasy example) 3) Paleoclimate resolution Fossils & Paleogeography Fossils & Paleogeography 510 million years later (i.e., today). The whole area is rotated and much further north 1 2 3 4 1234 Fossils & Paleoclimate Today C. delicatula it only lives in Antarctica waters in temperatures less than 5 ° C (south of New Zealand) You can find it in rocks in Northern New Zealand that are 2 million years old. Why? Chlamys delicatula Today’s Agenda
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2 Today’s Agenda 1) Linne (the Linnaean System) 2) Taxonomy ordering 3) Some examples (important beasties you will see in GY 112) Lecture 12: Fossil Taxonomy (Web Lecture 12) Taxonomy Taxonomy Yet another clever thinker! Carl von Linne (1707-1778) was Swedish naturalist who tried to make sense of the biological world around him. Consider the problem of naming beasties. Taxonomy Yet another clever thinker! Carl von Linne (1707-1778) was Swedish naturalist who tried to make sense of the biological world around him. Consider the problem of naming beasties. “Green Mussels”, nice steamed in white wine/butter sauce. Taxonomy Yet another clever thinker! Carl von Linne (1707-1778) was Swedish naturalist who tried to make sense of the biological world around him. Consider the problem of naming beasties. “Green Mussels”, nice steamed in white wine/butter sauce. But there are PEI Green Mussels, New Zealand Green Mussels, Asian Green Mussels….
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3 Taxonomy Linne realized that there had to be some structure in naming beasties. He proposed one. The Linnaean System : a binomial classification scheme based on latin names. Taxonomy Linne realized that there had to be some structure in naming beasties. He proposed one. The Linnaean System : a binomial classification scheme based on latin names. PEI Green Mussels = Perna viridis Taxonomy Linne realized that there had to be some structure in naming beasties. He proposed one. The Linnaean System : a binomial classification scheme based on latin names. PEI Green Mussels = Perna viridis Genus Species Taxonomy But in order to be able to classify everything that is either currently alive, extinct or yet to evolve, you really need to group things up considerably. Taxonomy Linne proposed a 7-fold division. Taxonomy Species Genus Family Order Class Phylum Kingdom Linne proposed a 7-fold division.
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4 Taxonomy Species Genus Family Order Class Phylum Kingdom Largest Grouping Smallest Grouping Linne proposed a 7-fold division.
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112-pp12 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Last time we covered 1 What is paleogeography 2 How it works(Late Cambrian fantasy example 3 Paleoclimate

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