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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This dinosaur is similar to others from Europe, even though there was no direct land connection," Roger Benson, professor of palaeobiology at Oxford University, told Daily News Egypt.
David Martill is a Professor of Palaeobiology at University of Portsmouth
Jan Zalasiewicz, Professor of Palaeobiology at the University of Leicester, researcher of fossil ecosystems and the environment, and author of the book 'The Earth After Us', gave a speech about various topics and geological contents he referred to in his book.
Lead author of the study Elizabeth Martin-Silverstone, a Palaeobiology PhD Student at the University of Southampton, said: This new pterosaur is exciting because it suggests that small pterosaurs were present all the way until the end of the Cretaceous, and werent outcompeted by birds.
Time-averaging and fidelity of modern death assemblages: building a taphonomic foundation for conservation palaeobiology.
Dr David Martill, reader in palaeobiology at University of Portsmouth, said: "The new dinosaur was brought to my attention last year and I went up to Lancashire to see the specimen.
Financial support for this study came from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (projects 41221001, 41290260 and J1210006) and the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy.
In addition to the fact that several specific faunal elements add considerably to our knowledge of the diversity, palaeobiology and phylogenetic relationships of early Mesozoic continental tetrapods, the faunal assemblages from the Fundy basin are noteworthy in three major respects.
The research team behind the discovery was led by Professor Xianguang Hou from the Yunnan Key Laboratory for Palaeobiology at Yunnan University in China with collaboration from the Universities of Leicester and Oxford.
Dr Heads graduated in the UK in palaeobiology and evolution and took a PhD in palaeontology - the study of fossils and ancient life.