Definition of paleoenvironment in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpālēōənˈvīrənmənt/ Pronunciation: /-ˈvī(ə)rnmənt/


An environment prevailing at a particular time in the geological past.
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.



Pronunciation: /-ˌvīrənˈmentl/ Pronunciation: /-ˌvī(ə)rn-/
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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Syllabification: pa·le·o·en·vi·ron·ment

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