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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Insights into the taxonomy and paleoecology of the 'bead bed' crinoid (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) based on new material from the lower Silurian Brassfield Formation of east-central Kentucky.
The size of the drill hole is a good indicator to estimate predator size (Palmer 1988, 1990, Kabat 1990), and is frequently used in ecology and paleoecology studies (Carriker 1981, Griffiths 1981, Vermeij 1983, Wickens & Griffiths 1985, Kowalewski 1993, 2004, Ishida 2004, Harding et al.
(1999): Foraminiferal biostratigraphy and paleoecology of the Aalenian--Bajocian boundary at the Cabo Mondego area (Portugal).
"Facies diestribution and paleoecology of the Guri member of the Mishan Formation, in Lar area, Fars province, SW Iran." Iranian Journal of Science & Technology, Transaction A, Printed in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 34(A3): 257-266.
Among the topics are from Tyrannosaurus rex to asteroid impact: early studies (1901-80) of the Hell Creek Formation in its type area, carbon isotope stratigraphy and correlation of plant megafossil localities, a preliminary test of the press-pulse extinction hypothesis: palynological indicators of vegetation change preceding the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary in McCone County, the diversity and paleoecology of actinopterygian fish from vertebrate microfossil localities of the Maastrichtian Hell Creek Formation, and the cranial morphology of a juvenile Triceratops skull and comments on the fossil record of ontogenetically younger skulls.
Piperno, "The occurrence of phytoliths in the reproductive structures of selected tropical angiosperms and their significance in tropical paleoecology, paleoethnobotany and systematics," Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, vol.
Chapters 3, "The Rise of Quantitative Paleobiology," and 4, "From Paleoecology to Paleobiology," describe two highly significant mid-twentieth-century inputs to paleontology that would trigger a metamorphosis of that science.
Merrill, University of Houston--Downtown, for his continuing efforts in helping us to understand and interpret Pennsylvanian conodont taxonomy and paleoecology. Drs.
This research thus attempts to study conodonts, the disconformity interval and the Permian-Triassic boundary's paleoecology in the area being studied.