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palaeontology

the study of fossil animals and plants. Compare NEONTOLOGY.
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In the new scenario, the animal held its feathered legs and feet beneath the body, says Sankar Chatterjee, a paleontologist at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
After they uncovered some fossilized neck bones and ribs, they called local paleontologists to get expert advice.
SIMI VALLEY - For nearly a decade, paleontologist Mark Roeder focused on finding the ``little guys'' buried for centuries beneath thousands of feet of rock at the Simi Valley Landfill.
COMPUTER SCIENCE: Imagine you are a paleontologist on a dig in Liaoning Province.
Over the last eight years, paleontologists have excavated dozens of dinosaurs that show traces of the featherlike structures.
Jere Lipps, professor and curator of the University of California's Museum of Paleontology at Berkeley, estimates the number of active paleontologists worldwide at no more than 15,000, with the greatest number now working in Russia and China.
After they dug up the rocks, the paleontologists used microscopes to study the trapped fossils.
All eyes are immediately drawn to a grim, gray scar on the other side of a small valley, a quarry where Murphy and other paleontologists have, on and off during the past couple of years, spent time unearthing the remains of two large dinosaurs.
Paleontologists initially theorized that the tusk and foot bones uncovered at the site of the 550-home Moorpark Highlands were those of a mammoth, but later concluded it was a mastodon, which had shorter, straighter tusks.
Some paleontologists (fossil scientists) like Jack Homer, at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, even think that T.
The procedure offers paleontologists a nondestructive way to see what's preserved inside ancient rarities smaller than a pinhead and provides fresh insights into the evolution of life on Earth, the scientists say.
In northwestern China, paleontologists have found remains of Guanlong wucaii, the oldest known dinosaur that belongs to the tyrannosaur family.