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Adj.1.palaeontological - of or relating to paleontology
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On the absence of intermediate varieties at the present day -- On the nature of extinct intermediate varieties; on their number -- On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation -- On the poorness of our palaeontological collections -- On the intermittence of geological formations -- On the absence of intermediate varieties in any one formation -- On the sudden appearance of groups of species -- On their sudden appearance in the lowest known fossiliferous strata.
Here, apparently, was the Palaeontological Section, and a very splendid array of fossils it must have been, though the inevitable process of decay that had been staved off for a time, and had, through the extinction of bacteria and fungi, lost ninety-nine hundredths of its force, was nevertheless, with extreme sureness if with extreme slowness at work again upon all its treasures.
During this period, there was a marked increase in the items collected - including bird, mammal, fish, insect, plans, ethnographical, palaeontological and geological specimens.
It was found at the Woranso-Mille palaeontological site, located in the Afar region of Ethiopia in February 2016.
Only on Aldabra, which has the oldest palaeontological record of any oceanic island within the Indian Ocean region, is fossil evidence available that demonstrates the effects of changing sea levels on extinction and re-colonisation events.
The prepared remains are kept in the palaeontological collections of the Zoology Department, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.
His work has led to widely accepted evolutionary concepts of marine life and to the palaeontological record (Family Tree) of corals.
The geological and palaeontological significance of this protected area is illustrated by the broad range of scientific topics that have been addressed using samples from the site (e.g.