paleobiogeography


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paleobiogeography

(pā′lē-ō-bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the geographic distribution of fossil organisms.

pa′le·o·bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), pa′le·o·bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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They begin with a review of basic terminology in paleogeography, plate tectonics and paleobiogeography (very useful for students) and then apply that terminology to Avalonia, Armorica and Perunica.
Ostracodes, which are small (~1 mm), bivalved crustaceans with a nearly 500-million-year fossil record, are one of the most useful fossil groups for use in paleobiogeography, and thus can contribute to understanding ancient plate tectonic configurations.
Plate tectonics and Australasian paleobiogeography. Science, 176: 1379-1386.
The chapters cover topics such as morphometrics, phylogenetic analysis, paleobiogeography and time series analysis.
Paleogeography, Paleobiogeography, and the history of circulation in the Atlantic Ocean.
This evidence includes (1) the fit of the continents; (2) the correlation of strata, fold belts, and mountain ranges; (3) glaciation; (4) paleontology; (5) paleomagnetism; (6) topography; (7) isotope dating; (8) sediment-core analyses; (9) deep-ocean drilling; (10) seismology; (11) heat-flow analysis; (12) acoustic bottom profiling; (13) seismic reflection profiling; (14) gravity surveys; (15) geochemistry; (16) paleobiogeography; (17) petrology; (18) structural geology; and (19) geomorphology.
Paleobiogeography of montane islands in the Great Basin since the last glaciopluvial.
Over the next few months, using data from fossil bryozoans of Pakistan, New Zealand, and the United States, Morozova and Gilmour finalized a major monograph, The Late Permian Paleobiogeography of Bryozoans of the World.