paleoecology

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paleoecology

(pā′lē-ō-ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of ecology that deals with the interaction between ancient organisms and their environment.

pa′le·o·e′co·log′ic (-ē′kə-lŏj′ĭk, -ĕk′ə-), pa′le·o·e′co·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·o·e·col′o·gist n.
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These interpretations fit with sedimentologic, paleoecologic, taphonomic and ichnologic evidence for depth-related paleoenvironmental parameters.
The fossils have been identified, and their biostratigraphic and paleoecologic significance has been evaluated.
Future work on the occurrence of Podichnus on Waconella will require study of spatial and temporal distributions within specific rock-facies types to determine the paleoecologic significance of the trace-making activity within the original biotic communities.