neontology


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neontology

the study of life of recent living organisms. Compare PALAEONTOLOGY.
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During the course of our studies of the collections of Lund housed in the Danish city of Copenhagen, once again paleontology meets neontology. Habrothrix angustidens Winge, 1887, a putative fossil species recorded from the area of Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, appears morphologically undistinguishable from Akodon serrensis Thomas, 1902, a living form from the Atlantic Forest of Argentina and Brazil.