Definitions

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

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  • n. a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms

Etymologies

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palaeo- +‎ biology

Examples

  • “This is true palaeobiology, as we can study and measure how these animals functioned as if they were alive today.”

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  • An intriguing possibility regarding the palaeobiology of Ambulocetus is that it was a crocodile-like ambush predator that stalked prey while concealed in shallow water (Thewissen et al. 1996).

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  • "We believe we can discover how the flocculus has evolved to deal with different flying abilities, giving us new information about when birds first evolved the power of flight," said project leader Stig Walsh, senior curator of vertebrate palaeobiology at National Museums

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  • Simon Conway Morris, a professor of evolutionary palaeobiology at the University of Cambridge, offered a contrasting view.

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  • Brasier, professor of palaeobiology at Oxford University, shows how research over the past

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  • Sperling EA, Pisani D, Peterson KJ (2007) Poriferan paraphyly and its implications for Precambrian palaeobiology.

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  • Today we have a new pterosaur worker in our research group, Mark Witton, and he’s been looking at the morphology and palaeobiology of azhdarchids, among other things.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • Mark Witton and I even cited some of the several relevant articles (Vidal et al. 1986, Graf et al. 1995) in our 2008 paper on azhdarchid pterosaur palaeobiology (

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