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The study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.

pa′le·on′to·log′ic (-ŏn′tə-lŏj′ĭk), pa′le·on′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·on·tol′o·gist n.


(Palaeontology) a variant spelling of paleontological
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Curator of Fossil Mammals and dean of AMNH's Graduate School, John Flynn has pursued fieldwork in South America and Madagascar for several decades, and has helped revise the paleontologic, geologic, and tectonic history of these continents.
Vaughn conducted paleontologic studies and his conclusions were that the marl that existed below the Ostrea georgiana bed should exist in the lower portion of the Eocene's Claiborne group (Vaughn 1901).
1969): Application of information theory to paleontologic problems: Taxonomic diversity.
In 1972 Carl Sagan and George Mullen realized that because of this "faint young Sun," the early Earth should have been completely frozen over--but geologic and paleontologic evidence shows it wasn't.
However, evidence contradicting this hypothesis based on genetic, paleontologic and morphological data was almost immediately produced (Dowling et al.
Isotopic, paleontologic and ichnologic evidence for late Miocene pulses of marine incursions in the central Andes Geology 37, 827-830.
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis as reflected in the paleontologic record: dinosaurs and early mammals.
This phonebook-sized report is divided into sections presenting the initial results of geologic, petrographic, geochemical, paleontologic, geophysical, hydrologic, and microbiologic analyses of the deep boreholes created on the Eyreville Farm in 2003-5.
Institute of Geology of Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan supports the paleontologic studies, but, like many other state budget research institutions, it is unable to fund own expeditions.
Therefore, given that the oldest paleontologic records of Gramineae and Cyperaceae go back to Paleocene and Eocene (Cronquist, 1993), and that the greatest diversification of Gramineae species would have occurred during Oligocene and Miocene (Jacobs et al.
The correctness of this supposition is a paleontologic question.