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A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.

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    • Natural Sciences

A free webseries exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on Earth.

    Episode 108: Plesiosaurs

    Episode 108: Plesiosaurs

    Dr Ben Kear takes us back to the Mesozoic to hunt for plesiosaurs at the South Pole. We discuss the significance of polar latitudes to the evolution of the group and how the Australian opal mining industry is helping to find new specimens.

    • 53 min
    Episode 107b: Nomenclature

    Episode 107b: Nomenclature

    We continue our exploration of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature with Dr Markus Bertling, considering its application to the fossil record and reviewing the fantastic case of scrotum humanum.

    • 35 min
    Episode 107a: Nomenclature

    Episode 107a: Nomenclature

    What's in a name? What can and can't you name an organism? Dr Markus Bertling, commissioner at the ICZN, helps clarify.

    • 39 min
    Episode 106: Herpetology

    Episode 106: Herpetology

    We're joined by Prof. Susan Evans who gives us an overview of the field of herpetology, and the research she is carrying out with colleagues around the world. We explore the elusive origins of crown amphibians, and what recent fieldwork in Scotland could reveal about their emergence in the Jurassic.

    • 57 min
    Episode 105: Ferrodraco

    Episode 105: Ferrodraco

    Liz and Adele Pentland catch up at SVP to discuss Ferrodraco, Australia's most complete pterosaur.

    • 31 min
    Episode 104: Ediacaran Developmental Biology

    Episode 104: Ediacaran Developmental Biology

    Dr Frankie Dunn joins us to discuss Ediacaran developmental biology and how we might learn more about the identity of these organisms based on how they grow, than from what they grow into.

    • 55 min

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