Definition of fossil record in English:

fossil record

Line breaks: fos¦sil rec¦ord

noun

The record of the occurrence and evolution of living organisms through geological time as inferred from fossils.
More example sentences
  • All of this splitting is to make the human fossil record conform to the fossil record of other groups.
  • Actually the real reason there are gaps in the fossil record is because of geological changes over time.
  • Moreover, for this phase of metazoan evolution, the fossil record is extremely poor.

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