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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Because of his interests in vertebrate palaeontology, bones were his especial interest.
▪ Each of these universities has produced published research in geography, geology, palaeontology, and geophysics.
▪ Fossils fascinate him too, and he says that he might even look to a career in palaeontology.
▪ Geophysics is a strongly featured subfield in Durham, and palaeontology at Newcastle.
▪ He emphasises the importance of the historical value of older literature in palaeontology, compared to the pattern shown in geophysics.
▪ His primary avocation was palaeontology, an interest he had lovingly nurtured since childhood.
▪ The film, starring Sam Neill and Laura Dern, mixes palaeontology and genetic engineering.
▪ With the coming of palaeontology, the museum was a great resource for anybody interested in reconstructing fossil creatures.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

palaeontology \palaeontology\ n. The branch of archeology that studies fossil organisms and related remains.

Syn: paleontology, fossilology.


n. (alternative spelling of paleontology English)


n. the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains [syn: paleontology, fossilology]

Palaeontology (journal)

Palaeontology is one of the two scientific journals of the Palaeontological Association (the other being Papers in Palaeontology). It was established in 1957 and is published on behalf of the Association by Wiley-Blackwell. The editor-in-chief is Andrew Smith (Natural History Museum, London). Palaeontology publishes articles on a range of palaeontological topics, including taphonomy, functional morphology, systematics, palaeo-environmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 2.240, ranking it 6th out of 49 journals in the category "Paleontology".

Usage examples of "palaeontology".

Palaeontology also claimed his attention, and he described in 1831 and later years a number of Cephalopods, Brachiopods and Cystidea, and pointed out their stratigraphical importance.

And he compared the findings of stratigraphy, palaeontology and physical geography to identify three separate eras with three distinct forms of life.

There were precisely three really good jobs for dinosaur specialists in Canada: Chief of the Paleobiology Division at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Curator of Paleobiology at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, and Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta.

Palaeontology it will be seen that very few species are known from several formations in Europe.

No mechanism was known for continental drift (now subsumed in plate tectonics) when it was proposed by Alfred Wegener in the first quarter of the twentieth century to explain a range of puzzling data in geology and palaeontology.

On the other hand, all the chief laws of palaeontology plainly proclaim, as it seems to me, that species have been produced by ordinary generation: old forms having been supplanted by new and improved forms of life, produced by the laws of variation still acting round us, and preserved by Natural Selection.