palaeontology

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palaeontology

the study of fossil animals and plants. Compare NEONTOLOGY.
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After they uncovered some fossilized neck bones and ribs, they called local paleontologists to get expert advice.
It was grunt work,'' said the 56-year-old scientist, recalling his days at the landfill - a potential treasure trove for paleontologists.
With these fossils, paleontologists have pieced together an ancient forest ecosystem called the Jehol (JEE-hole) Forest.
ROUND THE CAMPFIRE--Videographer Nick Mariana and paleontologist Nate Murphy provide fireside entertainment with their musical stylings.
The procedure offers paleontologists a nondestructive way to see what's preserved inside ancient rarities smaller than a pinhead and provides fresh insights into the evolution of life on Earth, the scientists say.
Recently two Mexican paleontologists (dino experts) produced the first and sole evidence so far that some dinos may have used their teeth to lethally inject their prey with venom.
Clack, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Cambridge in England, "This really is what our ancestors looked like when they began to leave the water.
Construction workers on March 29 nicked a part of a bone fragment during routine grading on the 350-acre development site north of Moorpark, said on-site paleontologist Trevor Lindsey.
Why does this paleontologist yearn for such grueling expeditions?
Lillegraven, a paleontologist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
The paleontologist said the mammoth was probably a male because he was pretty stupid,'' said Mayor Pro Tem Clint Harper jokingly.