Definition of paleogeography in English:

paleogeography

Syllabification: pa·le·o·ge·og·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /ˌpālēōjēˈäɡrəfē
 
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noun

The study of geographical features at particular times in the geological past.
More example sentences
  • Moreover, the collections have played an integral role in understanding western North American paleogeography, and the past climatic changes that have shaped this region's modern biota.
  • The science of paleogeography has improved immeasurably over the last few decades.
  • The Late Jurassic palaeogeography of the northern Antarctic Peninsula region has been the focus of a series of studies in the last two decades.

Derivatives

paleogeographer

noun
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  • Initially, the biologists met up a palaeogeographer who predicted what the world map was going to look like in the future.
  • Since the physical structures of the Earth's surface have changed over geologic time, palaeogeographers have coined various names for ancient regions that no longer exist.

paleogeographical

Pronunciation: /-ˌjēəˈɡrafikəl/
adjective
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  • But the principles underlying these approaches to palaeogeographical reconstruction are very different and worth reiterating here.
  • Most palaeogeographical data are conveyed on palaeogeographical maps, which can include a palaeogeological map designed to show the outcrop pattern during a particular past time-span.
  • Considerable progress has been made in determining the palaeogeographical positions of major continents throughout Phanerozoic time.

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