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palaeontology

the study of fossil animals and plants. Compare NEONTOLOGY.
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Vertebrate palaeontological investigation on Herschel Island began with Harington in 1973 (Harington, 1989, 1990).
The former will be stored in the collection of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden (Netherlands), the latter in the palaeontological collection of the Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University (Sweden).
Further, these palaeontological sites offer considerable palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimate information on this particular time period, especially for the Miocene (Van der Meulen and Daams, 1992; Calvo et al.
PC-GCUF10/24, PC-GCUF-institutional abbreviation for the Palaeontological Collection of Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
These specimens suggest adventure, palaeontological expeditions to distant locales.
crassesculpta is just one of thousands of exquisitely preserved fossil creatures pulled from Messel Pit, which has Unesco World Heritage status due to its palaeontological significance.
Following suturing, Ladakh Molasse Basin apparently served as the meeting ground for the fauna from both bio-provinces and thus eventually provides palaeontological view and constraints to the events that followed the collision.
Abbreviations: PUPC, Punjab University Palaeontological Collection; AMNH, American Museum of Natural History; P, premolar; M, molar; L, maximum preserved length; W, maximum preserved width; H, maximum preserved height; GSI, geological survey of India; W/L x 100, width length ratio; H/W x 100, height width ratio; DBAK, Dhok Bun Ameer Khatoon.
2003, Palaeontological evidence bearing on global Ordovician-Silurian continental reconstructions: Earth Science Reviews, v.
In order to facilitate direct comparison of quantitative palaeontological data with rock characteristics, and thereby with the palaeoenvironment and sedimentary processes, all samples used for microfossil extraction were also studied by means of carbonate analysis and thin sections.
Palaeontological Results of the Polish Antarctic Expeditions; Part III.
After some 95 million years, Africa's biggest dinosaur has been unearthed in the Egyptian desert, solving a palaeontological mystery as to what smaller carnivore dinosaurs of the region preyed upon.