New OEB/EPS course on exceptional preservation and invertebrate evolution

January 17, 2020

We are super excited about our new course offering for Spring 2020, OEB/EPS 150 Exceptional Paleobiological Insights into Animal Evolution. We will learn about the the nature and biases of the fossil record, the mechanisms behind exceptional preservation in biotas ranging from the Precambrian to mid-Phanerozoic, and study some amazing fossils from the MCZ collections along the way! The course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and features a week-long trip to the Cambrian of Utah during the spring. You can find information at my.harvard.


The exceptionally preserved soft-bodied euarthropod Emeraldella brutoni from the middle Cambrian (Drumian) Wheeler Formation in Utah. More details in Lerosey-Aubril & Ortega-Hernández 2019. Peerj 7: e7945.