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neontology

the scientific study of recently living plants and animals. — neontologist, n.neontologic, neontological, adj.
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Deep molluscan phylogeny: synthesis of palaeontological and neontological data.
To this end, the compiled studies use the actuopaleontological approach primarily: they use modern settings and present-day organisms to augment our understanding of the fossil record and bring together neontological and paleontological perspectives.
Neontological inferences of evolutionary pattern and process in the salamander family Plethodontidae, p.