palaeobiology

The scientific study of prehistoric life, especially of those aspects pertaining to living systems.

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  • palaeobiology — study of fossil plants and animals Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • palaeobiology — (US paleobiology) noun the biology of fossil animals and plants. Derivatives palaeobiological adjective palaeobiologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • palaeobiology — /ˌpælioʊbaɪˈɒlədʒi/ (say .paleeohbuy oluhjee), /ˌpeɪ / (say .pay ) noun that branch of palaeontology which deals with the biology of fossil plants and animals. Also, paleobiology. –palaeobiological /ˌpælioʊbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (say .paleeohbuyuh… …   Australian English dictionary

  • palaeobiology — noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms • Syn: ↑paleobiology • Hypernyms: ↑paleontology, ↑palaeontology, ↑fossilology, ↑biology, ↑biological science …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dinosaur egg — For other uses, see Plumcot, Apriplum, Pluot, or Aprium. Fossilized Dinosaur eggs displayed at Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park. Dinosaur eggs are represented today as fossils. They represent the product of egg laying activity and can offer clues …   Wikipedia

  • Plateosaurus — Unikonta Plateosaurus Temporal range: Triassic, 216–199 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Pterodactylus — Pterodactyl redirects here. For other uses, see Pterodactyl (disambiguation). Animalia Pterodactylus antiquus Temporal range: Late Jurassic, 150.8–148.5 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • List of pterosaurs — This list of pterosaurs is a comprehensive listing of all genera that have ever been included in the order Pterosauria, excluding purely vernacular terms. The list includes all commonly accepted genera, but also genera that are now considered… …   Wikipedia

  • Massospondylus — Opisthokonta Massospondylus Temporal range: Early Jurassic, 200–183 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Mesosaurus — Temporal range: Cisuralian, 299–280 Ma …   Wikipedia

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