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The study of the spatial and temporal distribution of fossil organisms, often interpolated with radiometric, geochemical, and paleoenvironmental information as a means of dating rock strata.


the examination of the ages of rock strata by using fossils


(ˌbaɪ oʊ strəˈtɪg rə fi)

a branch of geology dealing with the differentiation of sedimentary rock.
bi`o•strat`i•graph′ic (-ˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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The biostratigraphical and palaeogeographical framework of the earliest diversification of tetrapods (Late Devonian).
Biostratigraphical correlations of Early Devonian vertebrate assemblages of the Old Red Sandstone Continent.
This study has been accomplished using physical stratigraphy, sedimentological features of the sections, and the limited biostratigraphical data.
However the unit lacks integration of the biostratigraphical and sedimentological data for sequence stratigraphic analysis.
In this paper the results obtained from the biostratigraphical analysis of 13 samples from the Cansona Formation are presented.
After preparing samples and making thin sections, lithostratigraphical and biostratigraphical studies were precisely performed.
For a detailed description of the geological and biostratigraphical setting of the area see Behrensmeyer (1987, 1988), Willis (1993), Behrensmeyer et al.
Biostratigraphical status of the Siwalik giraffids was first reviewed by Matthew (1929) and then by Colbert (1935).
This is based on biostratigraphical research done jointly by BP and the Geology Institute of Azerbaijan.
The Pongo faunas from Java and Sumatra and their significance for biostratigraphical and paleo-ecological interpretations.
Fine biostratigraphical data show that, except a possible gap in Bathonian, they deposited continuously from Bajocian to Cenomanian (Denyer & Baumgartner, 2006).