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.
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