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palaeontology

(ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Palaeontology) the study of fossils to determine the structure and evolution of extinct animals and plants and the age and conditions of deposition of the rock strata in which they are found. See also palaeobotany, palaeozoology
2. (Palaeontology) another name for palaeozoology
[C19: from palaeo- + onto- + -logy]
palaeontological adj
ˌpalaeˌontoˈlogically adv
ˌpalaeonˈtologist n

paleontology, palaeontology

1. the science of the forms of life existing in prior geologie periods from their fossilized remains.
2. an article on paleontology. — paleontologist. palaeontologist, n.paleontologie, palaeontologic, paleontological, palaeontological, adj.
See also: Fossils
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remainspalaeontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
frill - (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
earth science - any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
micropaleontology - the paleontology of microfossils
vertebrate paleontology - the paleontology of vertebrates
Translations

palaeontology

[ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] Npaleontología f

palaeontology

paleontology [ˌpæliɒnˈtɒlədʒi] npaléontologie f

palaeontology

paleontology (Am) [ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] npaleontologia
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It is almost superfluous to remark that hardly any fossil-fish are known from south of the equator; and by running through Pictet's Palaeontology it will be seen that very few species are known from several formations in Europe.
After graduatingand getting his degree from Mansoura University, Professor Hesham Sallam started his journey in studying vertebrate palaeontology at Oxford University as the first Oxford-trained vertebrate palaeontologist in the Middle East.
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The Dawn of Life on Earth Gallery will be an interactive space and engrossing experience, using cutting-edge technology to tell the story of how life began on Earth," says Jean-Bernard Caron, ROM curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology.
The authoring team, led by Asst Prof Krtz of California's Western University of Health Sciences, includes Faysal Bibi of the American Museum of Natural History, Andrew Hill of Yale University and Dr Mark Beech, Coastal Heritage and Palaeontology Manager in the Historic Environment Department at TCA-AD.
Erich Fitzgerald is the Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at Museum Victoria.
U of A paleontology graduate student Ryan McKellar discovered 11 feather specimens among the vast amber collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.
Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar is of the view that the world of Palaeontology would learn a treasure of knowledge from them.