ichnology(redirected from Paleoichnology)
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The branch of paleontology dealing with the study of fossilized footprints, tracks, burrows, or other traces as evidence of the activities of the organisms that produced them.
[Greek ikhnos, footprint + -logy.]
ich′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
(Palaeontology) the study of trace fossils
[C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track]
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil footprints. Also called ichnolithology. — ichnological, adj.See also: Fossils