American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the conditions and processes by which organisms become fossilized.
- n. The conditions and processes of fossilization.
- Greek taphē, grave + -nomy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Martin Brazeau has an excellent post on taphonomy at The Lancelet reporting a paper in which folks let poor innocent critters rot in order to ascertain which anatomical features are likely to be preserved and which are likely to be lost before fossilization, and the implications for interpreting fossils of ‘soft’ tissues for phylogenetics.”
“The shell bed taphonomy is associated with a ceratopsian quarry from the Kaiparowits Formation in southern Utah.”
“There were several good talks in the morning on everything from plesiosaurs, to Deinosuchus in the Kaiparowits and Wahweap formations (in press), to taphonomy of dinosaur bonbeds in the Kaiparowits Formation (one of my favorite talks).”
“This area of study is termed taphonomy, and part of my palaeontological training has involved taphonomic interpretation of fossils as well as actualistic work on modern bodies and bones.”
“John will be talking about the taphonomy of the site, a project we started working on this past summer and preliminarily reported on at GSA this past year.”
“I actually used some of the info from it to open up a discussion of South African cave taphonomy, so it does come in handy.”
“Late Pleistocene sedimentology, taphonomy and megafauna extinction on the Darling Downs, southeastern Queensland.”
“The March 2008 issue of Palaios has two interesting taphonomy articles:”
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