Evolutionary Tree of Mammals

Course Level 1: Introductory

Estimated Study Time: 5-6 hours

This course provides an introduction to the evolution of mammals.

We will be considering Darwin’s observations on a great many mammals, and how he noticed that species fell into natural groups. We take as an example the evolution of one particularly interesting mammal, the whale, and look at evidence both from fossils and from DNA to see which other mammals are most closely related to whales. We see how the evidence from these two very different sources points to the same relationship and that this therefore provides overwhelming evidence that the conclusions must be correct.

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