Laboratório de Paleontologia

USP - Ribeirão Preto


The PaleoLab is currently responsible for eigth courses given at FFCLRP-USP, five for BSc in Biology and three for PhD and MSc candidates of the Comparative Biology Program.

BSc in Biology

PhD and MSc in Comparative Biology
  • Systematic paleontology and macroevolution of tetrapods
  • Comparative Osteology of Tetrapods
  • Basic Comparative Biology

In addition, team members contribute in a regular basis for the undergrad courses "Diversity of Life" and "Seminários Integrados em Biologia I", and to the graduation course "Analytical Tools in Comparative Biology".

Field trips: Field trips are part of tree of the courses more directly related to the Lab. The "Geology" course includes a two-day trip to the areas of Itu, Rio Claro, and Araraquara, São Paulo state, where classic exposures of the Permo-Carboniferous and Juro-Cretaceous sequences of the Paraná Basin are visited. As a part of the "Palaeontology" course, a tree-day field trip is conducted to the areas of Jaguariaíva and Ponta Grossa, Paraná state, where Devonian and Carbonifeours rocks are studied, and dug for fossils. In this trip, the state parks of Vila Velha and Guartelá are also visited. The "Systematic paleontology and macroevolution of tetrapods" course includes a five-day field work to the Serra do Cadeado, Paraná state, where Permian fossil of the Rio do Rasto Formation are collected.