palaeobiology

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palaeobiology

(ˌpælɪəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Palaeontology) the study of fossil plants and animals
2. (Biology) the study of fossil plants and animals
palaeobiological adj
ˌpalaebiˈologist n

paleobiology, palaeobiology

the branch of paleontology that studies fossil plants and animals. — paleobiologist, palaeobiologist, n.paleobiologic, palaeobiologic, paleobiological, palaeobiological, adj.
See also: Fossils
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
fossilology, palaeontology, paleontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
palaeobotany, paleobotany - the study of fossil plants
palaeozoology, paleozoology - the study of fossil animals
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One of the most important things palaeobiologists need to know about fossilised animals is how much they weighed.
I believe strongly in the concept of a community of scientists interested in the geologically recent past (archaeologists, palaeoenvironmentalists, climatologists, palaeobiologists etc.
Using an advanced laser scanning technique to produce the most accurate picture yet of the formidable predator, palaeobiologists found that a typical adult T.