Paleornithology
Paleornithology Pa`le*or`ni*thol"o*gy, n. [Paleo- + ornithology.] The branch of paleontology which treats of fossil birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • Paleornithology — also known as Avian Paleontology is the scientific study of bird evolution and fossil birds. It is a mix of ornithology and paleontology. Paleornithology began with the discovery of Archaeopteryx . The reptilian relationship of birds and their… …   Wikipedia

  • paleornithology — pa·le·ornithology …   English syllables

  • paleornithology — noun the paleobiology of birds • Syn: ↑palaeornithology • Hypernyms: ↑paleozoology, ↑palaeozoology * * * |pālē, |palē+ noun Etymology: pale + ornithology : a branch of paleontology concerned with the study of fossil birds …   Useful english dictionary

  • palaeornithology — n. The paleobiology of birds. Syn: paleornithology. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Giant Hoopoe — Taxobox name = Giant Hoopoe status = EX | status system = IUCN3.1 extinct = Early 16th. century regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Coraciiformes familia = Upupidae genus = Upupa species = U. antaios binomial = Upupa antaios …   Wikipedia

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