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palaeoecology

the study of the ecology of past environments through fossil organisms.
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Martinsson 1955; Whatley 1988; Frentzel & Boomer 2005) suggest that size distribution of carapaces is the most important factor in recognizing palaeoecologic characters of ostracod assemblages.
Understanding the past ecosystems requires a holistic approach, including systematic, palaeogeographic, palaeoecologic and evolutionary studies.