palaeontologist
palaeontologist palaeontologist n. A specialist in paleontology.

Syn: paleontologist. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • palaeontologist — palaeontology (US paleontology) ► NOUN ▪ the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants. DERIVATIVES palaeontological adjective palaeontologist noun. ORIGIN from Greek palaios ancient + onta beings …   English terms dictionary

  • palaeontologist — n. geologist who researches geological periods through the study of fossils …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palaeontologist — noun a specialist in paleontology • Syn: ↑paleontologist, ↑fossilist • Derivationally related forms: ↑fossil (for: ↑fossilist), ↑palaeontology, ↑paleontology ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • David Ward (palaeontologist) — David J. Ward (born 10 October 1948 in London)[1] is a British palaeontologist. He worked for 14 years as a veterinary surgeon while being an amateur palaeontologist and taking part in several expeditions to Africa. In 1988 he retired from… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Davidson (palaeontologist) — Infobox Scientist name = Thomas Davidson box width = image width =150px caption = Thomas Davidson birth date = May 17, 1817 birth place = Edinburgh death date = October 14, 1885 death place = Brighton residence = citizenship = nationality =… …   Wikipedia

  • William Fox (palaeontologist) — William D. Fox (1813 1881) was an English clergyman and palaeontologist who worked on the Isle of Wight and made some significant discoveries of dinosaur fossils. The Reverend William D. Fox was born in Cumberland. He moved to the Isle of Wight… …   Wikipedia

  • David Lindley (palaeontologist) — David I. Lindley is an Australian palaeontologist. Lindley has made studies on Tertiary echinoderm faunas in Papua New Guinea. In 2002, Lindley finish his research on the Early Devonian acanthodian fish fauna of the Murrumbidgee Group limestones… …   Wikipedia

  • Cyril Walker (palaeontologist) — Cyril Alexander Walker (1939–6 May 2009) was a British palaeontologist, curator of fossil birds in the Natural History Museum. He was also interested in fossil turtles.[1] Walker joined the Museum in 1958 and spent his entire career there,… …   Wikipedia

  • ETHERIDGE, Robert, Jun. (1847-1920) — palaeontologist only son of the distinguished palaeontologist, Robert Etheridge, F.R.S. (1819 1903), was born at Cheltenham, Gloucester, in 1847. He was educated at the royal school of mines, London, and during the 1860s came to Australia. He… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • DUN, William Sutherland (1868-1934) — palaeontologist was the son of Major Percy Henderson Dun and was born at Cheltenham, England, on 1 July 1868. He was brought to Australia when about a year old, and was educated at Newington College and the university of Sydney. He entered the… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

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