Meaning of palaeontologist in English:


Pronunciation /palɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪst/ /peɪlɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪst/


See palaeontology

‘Many of the spectacular advances in the geological realm in recent years have inspired palaeontologists and their kin to compose but not to publish formally some quite respectable lines.’
  • ‘Many paleontologists study Pleistocene fossils in order to understand the climates of the past.’
  • ‘In one refuge cave, a palaeontologist is excavating a Pleistocene tapir skeleton.’
  • ‘Instead, geologists and paleontologists use stratigraphic names.’
  • ‘With a geologic focus, many paleontologists rarely considered the biology of their study organisms.’