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Paleontology (US spelling) or palaeontology (UK spelling) is the study of the developing history of life on earth, of ancient plants and animals based on the fossil record, evidence of their existence preserved in rocks. This includes the study of body fossils, tracks, burrows, cast off parts, fossilized feces ("coprolites"), and chemical residues.
This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total.
- ► Subfields of paleontology (8 C, 17 P)
- ► History of paleontology (2 C, 12 P)
- ► Paleontology media (5 C)
- ► Paleontology stubs (23 C, 192 P)
Pages in category "Paleontology"
The following 133 pages are in this category, out of 133 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
- Calcichordate Hypothesis
- Cambrian explosion
- Cambrian substrate revolution
- Carbonaceous film
- Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal
- Charles Schuchert Award
- Chedighaii hutchisoni
- Chimera (paleontology)
- Coal ball
- Compression fossil
- Conodont Alteration Index
- Coracoid tubercle
- Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event
- Crown group
- Paleopedological record
- Permian–Triassic extinction event
- Phyllopod bed
- Polydactyly in early tetrapods
- Prehistoric Lepidoptera
- Prehistoric mammal
- Principle of faunal succession
- Proximodorsal process
- Pull of the recent