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palaeontology

the study of fossil animals and plants. Compare NEONTOLOGY.
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A composite photo of the skull fossil and its facial reconstruction, found at the Woranso-Mille palaeontological site in the Afar region of Ethiopia in 2016
The collected giraffid material is compared with the respective Siwalik specimens housed in: (i) American Museum of Natural History, New York (AMNH), (ii) Indian Museum, Calcutta (GSI), (iii) Punjab University Palaeontological Collection, stored in the Zoology Department, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan and (iv) Palaeontology Laboratory of the Zoology Department, GC University, Lahore.
Further research should focus on better understanding the role of dolomite dissolution in the formation of other important palaeontological localities in the Prague Synform.
A recent Yale University study, analysing both early colonial maps and palaeontological records such as preserved pollen, leaf and charcoal specimens, found that African closed-canopy forests have shrunk overall by 21.7 per cent since 1900, far less than the 35 to 55 per cent asserted by previous estimates.
Then, a pair of Dutch artists who are experts in palaeontological model making, Alfons and Adrie Kennis, used a high-tech scanner to make a three-dimensional model of Cheddar Man's head.
I have been conducting palaeontological research on vertebrate fossils from Afro-Arabia, with an emphasis on their identification, anatomical description, phylogenetic and evolutionary context, and biogeographic histories.
Additionally, the palaeontological study was conducted on twenty-eight fossiliferous samples taken from the same section to interpret the depositional environment.
See some dinobabies In its first ever trip to Wales, this exhibition provides an insight into some of the world's most incredible discoveries in the palaeontological finds, including full dinosaur skeletons and replicas, models of dinosaurs and eggs and a chance to learn about dinosaur family life and how to identify different dinosaur types.
The palaeontological study of fossil assemblages from the Upper Miocene (Tortonian) marine deposits of the eastern sector of the Guadalquivir Basin allows interpreting palaeoenvironmental and depositional conditions when this basin acted as a connection between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
The piece takes the form of ensembles of photos of framed core samples -- and the archaeological, palaeontological and geological data they contain -- with supplementary sketches and texts.
Scientists descended on the area and unearthed a palaeontological treasure trove of dinosaur remains.