paleontology


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pa·le·on·tol·o·gy

 (pā′lē-ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.

paleontology

(ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) a variant spelling of palaeontology

pa•le•on•tol•o•gy

(ˌpeɪ li ənˈtɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

n.
the science of the forms of life existing in former geologic periods, as represented by their fossils.
[1830–40]
pa`le•on`to•log′ic (-ˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪk) pa`le•on`to•log′i•cal, adj.
pa`le•on•tol′o•gist, n.

pa·le·on·tol·o·gy

(pā′lē-ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of life in the geologic past, especially through the study of animal and plant fossils.

paleontology, palaeontology

1. the science of the forms of life existing in prior geologie periods from their fossilized remains.
2. an article on paleontology. — paleontologist. palaeontologist, n.paleontologie, palaeontologic, paleontological, palaeontological, adj.
See also: Fossils

paleontology

1. The study of ancient organisms through their fossilized remains.
2. The study of plants and animals that existed in prehistoric times, based on fossil remains.
3. The study of fossilized prehistoric plants and animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remainspaleontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
frill - (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
earth science - any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
micropaleontology - the paleontology of microfossils
vertebrate paleontology - the paleontology of vertebrates
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It seemed odd to be eating a creature that should, by all the laws of paleontology, have been extinct for several million years.
He was a pretty good scholar despite his love of fun, and his particular hobby was paleontology.
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Main Caption: The all-Egyptian field team from the Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology initiative that found and collected the new titanosaurian dinosaur Mansourasaurus shahinae with the plaster 'jackets' containing the fossil skeleton at the disc CAIRO -- 2 February 2018: In the last few days, a research team at the Mansoura University Vertebrate Paleontology center (MUVP) have uncovered a new extremely rare dinosaur species in Africa, attracting world's attention to Egypt's fossil record.
Thus far, this work has resulted in a series of publications in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PLOS ONE, PeerJ, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, and Palaeontology.
Geologists and paleontologists from the US describe the geology and paleontology of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument; the geography, stratigraphy, and paleontology of the Santa Ana Mountains; Neogene sedimentation, volcanism, and faulting in the eastern Coyote Mountains; arc magmatism, tectonism, and tempos in Mesozoic arc crust sections of the Peninsular and Transverse Ranges; late Cretaceous to early Neogene tectonic development of the southern Sierra Nevada region; and the geology of the Cemex Inc.
Summary: The Dubai College student just completed his first university-level course on paleontology from the University of Alberta, Canada, and he achieved a whopping 92 per cent.
The fossils are from the "Ice Age," formally known as the Pleistocene Epoch, and are from 50,000 to 200,000 years old, according to Tom Demere, curator of paleontology at the San Diego Natural History Museum.
Paleontology is a rich field with a long and interesting past and an even more intriguing future.
Parallels between geological processes and geomorphology in general, and paleontology and ecology are explicated.
Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools, shows that the prehistoric plant-eater sprouted its strange headgear before it celebrated its first birthday.