from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of paleontology that deals with animal fossils and ancient animal life.
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- n. The branch of zoology dealing with fossils, and the creatures that were transformed into them
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- n. the study of fossil animals
paleo- + zoology (Wiktionary)
After spotting the amphicyons and the slightly scaled up trilophodons in The Two Towers, it wasn't suprising to see that Peter Jackson and WETA Digital had gone back to their paleozoology text books for The Return Of The King.