Fossil invertebrates and some plants and vertebrates, including dinosaurs. Fossil record as a tool for stratigraphy, paleoecology, paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatological reconstructions, and understanding evolution and mass extinctions. Lectures, laboratory, field trips. Same as GOL 313. Prerequisite(s); if any: GOL 225 or GOL 226 or BIO 212 or Permission of Instructor.