palaeontologist


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Noun1.palaeontologist - a specialist in paleontologypalaeontologist - a specialist in paleontology  
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
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palaeontologist

[ˈpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪst] Npaleontólogo/a m/f
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palaeontologist

paleontologist [ˌp[+ɒe]liɒnˈtɒlədʒɪst] npaléontologue mf
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References in classic literature ?
The remark of that admirable palaeontologist, the late Edward Forbes, should not be forgotten, namely, that numbers of our fossil species are known and named from single and often broken specimens, or from a few specimens collected on some one spot.
In fact, this nearly exact balancing between the supply of sediment and the amount of subsidence is probably a rare contingency; for it has been observed by more than one palaeontologist, that very thick deposits are usually barren of organic remains, except near their upper or lower limits.
I am aware that two palaeontologists, whose opinions are worthy of much deference, namely Bronn and Woodward, have concluded that the average duration of each formation is twice or thrice as long as the average duration of specific forms.