Definition of palaeoenvironment in English:

palaeoenvironment

Line breaks: palaeo|envir¦on|ment
Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊɪnˈvʌɪrənmənt
 
, ˌpeɪ-/
(US paleoenvironment)

noun

An environment at a period in the geological past.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

palaeoenvironmental

Pronunciation: /-ɪnˌvʌɪrənˈmɛnt(ə)l/
adjective
More example sentences
  • 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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