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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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Glenrock Paleontological Museum -- Established when the museum's director discovered a triceratops at a local ranch, this museum in Glenrock encourages visitors to engage with the staff in the Preparation Lab as they take fossils from the field and prepare them for exhibits.
Another factor making Campina Verde an important site for paleontological research is the frequent discovery of fossil remains, such as a recently discovered reptilian, a predecessor of a crocodyliform (Candeiro et al.
In March 2009, President Obama signed into law the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act.
This study provides useful estimates on the intensity of parasitic infestation in local bivalves' host populations, explores relations between host's mode of life and the type and intensity of host-parasite interactions, and offers practical paleontological guidelines for identifying parasitic infestations in the fossil record of benthic molluscs.
Monastra also from Italy and many in France and Germany who believe that Darwinism has prevented biology from developing and that it does not accord with biological data, that what appears in the paleontological record is a revolution that takes place, not an evolution.
a significant body of paleontological evidence gives clues to how the state's biota has evolved in conjunction with contemporaneous changes in landscape mode, climate, amid local environment through the last half-billion years of time.
National treasures important to Mongolia's tourist trade and data critical for paleontological research and education are being lost.
Weidlinger Associates, an international consulting engineering firm, and the architectural firm of Weiss/Manfredi have designed a new Earth Museum for Cornell's Paleontological Research Institution upon the shores of Lake Cayuga within the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
Minister John Perry's (1825-1872) paleontological studies led to reconciliation between his faith in God and Darwin's theory of evolution.
It's perfectly acceptable and good for Jesse to search for a new language in which to talk about these ancient truths--one that doesn't violate her young paleontological sensitivities.
The find, consisting of part of a cranial bone and some teeth, was presented in Tokyo at a meeting of the Paleontological Society of Japan.