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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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.
The biochronologic and paleoecologic significance of these ostracodes also is discussed.
Paleoecologic associations and secondary tiering of Cornulites on crinoids and bivalves in the Upper Ordovician (Cincinnatian) of southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky.