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paleontology

(pā′lē-ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.

pa′le·on′to·log′ic (-ŏn′tə-lŏj′ĭk), pa′le·on′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·on·tol′o·gist n.

paleontology

See biology.

paleontology

(pā″lē-on″tol′ŏ-jē) [Gr. palaios, old + Gr. onta, existing things + -logy]
The branch of biology dealing with ancient plant and animal life of the earth.
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Owing to more than 100-year research of the Rohatce platform by Roudnice nad Labem we can come to the assumption that the paleontologic material from the upper part of this morphological formation really produces evidence for sediment belonging to the zone Xd.
The meager pollen content of the lower samples does not allow their use for biostratigraphic or paleontologic interpretations.
Until now, paleontologist Paul Sereno and his Carcharodontosaurus have dominated the paleontologic limelight, their photographs splashed across the covers of National Geographic and Popular Science with words like ``remarkable'' and ``monstrous'' describing the 90 million-year-old monster unearthed in the Moroccan Sahara.
With the advent of miniature sandblasters, which the paleontologic community uses for fossil preparation, subtle differences in hardness between the clay and calcified copper can be taken advantage of to achieve excellent separation.
One of the more unexpected findings from high-latitude drilling resulted from high-resolution geochemical and paleontologic investigations of cores recovered from atop Maud Rise, and later Kerguelen Plateau, which revealed that the long-term climatic transitions were much more complicated than previously recognized.
The author, by mixing geologic and paleontologic fact with fantasy, creates a unique vision of how dinosaurs would look and act today if they had not become extinct.
And the official state fossil of landlocked Nevada-- the 60-foot reptile found in Ichthyosaur Paleontologic State Monument, near Gabbs--inhabited a long-dried sea.
We also studied ammonoids from private and museum collections (Museu Paleontologic Juan Cano Forner in Sant Mateu; Rafael Marti: RM, Andres Cumba: AC and Domingo Tolos: DT in La Jana, Valencia; Museu Geologic del Seminari Conciliar de Barcelona: MGSB, Barcelona).
The paleontologic record provides a geologic analogue of the relationship between overpopulation, societal specialization, environmental change, and extinction, as convincingly argued by Bill Fyfe and the late Digby MacLaren.
The samples were examined in the context of the Eagle Glen paleontologic resource impact mitigation program conducted by Paleo Environmental Associates, Inc.
To sweep under the rug the geologic and paleontologic records of Earth and the chemical-physical history of the universe is madness whatever god you bow to.
The paleontologic past lives on, too, in the legends and cave paintings of Australia's aborigines, whose ancestors shared the continent for several thousand years with many animals that no longer exist anywhere.