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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.
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(Palaeontology) a variant spelling of palaeontological
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Adj.1.paleontological - of or relating to paleontology
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Sometimes paleontologically significant (Shell Bluff) they are frequently associated with archaeological sites or historic cannon revetments (Shell Bluff).
In accord with this displacement, Leroi-Gourhan also stresses gesture rather than labor (the latter becoming a specific modality of the former), but he shares insistently with Engels the emphasis on the hand, or, as expressed paleontologically, the extremity of the forelimb.
The Jahrum Formation is 278m thick, which is paleontologically identified that 104m is related to the age of Middle Eocene and 174m to Late Eocene.
For those potential readers interested in the history of the diversification of life on Earth and/or those biologists interested in the impact of such paleontologically derived concepts such as punctuated equilibrium, mass extinctions, or species selection, this book is extremely important.
The Kyzylkum region is paleontologically known for a diversity of dinosaur fossils and, consequently, deposits have been extensively studied and dated (H.-D.
The dating of the volcanic rocks allows us to presume that the lower part of this unit may correspond to the Middle Permian (Lago et al., 2005), but this epoch has not been identified paleontologically anywhere in the Iberian Peninsula.