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palaeobiology

Saltos de línea: palaeo|biol¦ogy
Pronunciación: /ˌpalɪəʊbʌɪˈɒlədʒi
 
, ˌpeɪ-/
(US paleobiology)

Definición de palaeobiology en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
The biology of fossil animals and plants.
Example sentences
  • Yet the majority of the book emphasizes dinosaur osteology, systematics, and the fossil record; paleobiology takes a back seat to this important foundation.
  • Perhaps nowhere else in the literature is the integration between field stratigraphy, paleoecology, and paleobiology better illustrated than in this research.
  • Studies of the preserved dung and animal remains are beginning to provide insight into large mammal paleobiology and community development during the Holocene.

Derivados

palaeobiological

1
Pronunciación: /-bʌɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Future exploration and quantification of the appendicular skeleton is necessary to complete the paleobiological and paleoecological picture of these giant herbivores.
  • The next four chapters all focus on paleobiological patterns in the Cretaceous western interior.
  • Both traditional morphometric methods and thin-plate splines revealed paleobiological trends among the humeri and femora of Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Camarasaurus.

palaeobiologist

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sustantivo
Example sentences
  • In order to do this, paleobiologists must have an excellent fossil record of a lineage and an independent source of environmental data in the same region.
  • Some paleobiologists believe the answer lies in the Ediacaran fossil remains dating back before the Cambrian, in the Ediacaran Period (565-545 million years ago).
  • He has continued this work as a member of our ecumenically diverse team of ecologists, geneticists and paleobiologists supported by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis.

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