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171. Fossils

See also 18. ANTIQUITY ; 147. EVOLUTION

the study of fossils. fossilist, n.
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil footprints. Also called ichnolithology. ichnological, adj.
paleichthyology, palaeichthyology, paleoichthyology, palaeoichthyology
the study of fossil fish. paleichthyologist, palaeichthyologist, paleoichthyologist, palaeoichthyologist, n. paleichthyological, palaeichthyological, paleoichthyological, palaeoichthyological, adj.
paleobiology, palaeobiology
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil plants and animals. paleobiologist, palaeobiologist, n. paleobiologic, palaeobiologic, paleobiological, palaeobiological, adj.
paleobotany, palaeobotany
the branch of paleology that studies fossil plants, especially their origin, structure, and growth. paleobotanist, palaeobotanist, n. paleobotanic, palaeobotanic, paleobotanical, palaeobotanical, adj.
paleontology, palaeontology
1 . the science of the forms of life existing in prior geologie periods from their fossilized remains.
2 . an article on paleontology. paleontologist. palaeontologist, n. paleontologie, palaeontologic, paleontological, palaeontological, adj.
paleornithology, palaeornithology
the study of fossil birds. paleornithologic, palaeornithologic, paleornithological, palaeornithological, adj.
paleozoology, palaeozoology
the study of fossil animals. paleozoologic, palaeozoologic, paleozoological, palaeozoological, adj.
Obsolete, the study of fossil plants.
a process for detecting traces of organic elements in fossils by using heat or fire.
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil excrement.