Definition of paleoenvironment in English:


Syllabification: pa·le·o·en·vi·ron·ment
Pronunciation: /ˌpālēōənˈvīrənmənt, -ˈvī(ə)rnmənt


  • An environment prevailing at a particular time in the geological past.
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    • The Sirius Group is a complex sedimentary deposit of different geological age and palaeoenvironments in different parts of Antarctica.
    • Two researchers studied the stratigraphy and paleoenvironments represented by the Silurian rocks of the Girvan district.
    • By Early Permian time certain lagenides were adapted to cool water paleoenvironments, as evidenced by their occurrences in high paleolalitudes and even in glaciomarine basins.



Pronunciation: /-ˌvīrənˈmentl, -ˌvī(ə)rn-/
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  • These factors combine to make lacustrine sediments amenable to very high-resolution paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction.
  • However, there are paleoenvironmental and taphonomic differences between the two.
  • TRACE FOSSILS are important for revealing the diversity and paleoenvironmental distribution of arthropods in the fossil record.

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