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  • taphonomic — See taphonomy. * * * …   Universalium

  • taphonomic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to taphonomy. b) Caused by factors affecting an organisms remains after death. See Also: taphonomy …   Wiktionary

  • taphonomic — taph·o·nom·ic …   English syllables

  • taphonomic — adjective see taphonomy * * * taphonomˈic or taphonomˈical adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑taphonomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • taphonomy — taphonomic /taf euh nom ik/, adj. taphonomist, n. /teuh fon euh mee/, n. Paleontol., Anthropol. 1. the circumstances and processes of fossilization. 2. the study of the environmental conditions affecting the preservation of animal or plant… …   Universalium

  • Megabias — This article is about the palæobiological phenomenon. For the band, see Megabias (band). A megabias, or a taphonomic megabias is a large scale pattern in the quality of the fossil record that affects paleobiologic analysis at provincial to global …   Wikipedia

  • Taphonomy — is the study of a decaying organism over time. The term taphonomy, (from the Greek taphos τάφος meaning burial, and nomos νόμος meaning law), was introduced to paleontology in 1940 by Russian scientist, Ivan Efremov, to describe the study of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Burgess shale type preservation — The Burgess shale of British Columbia is famous for its exceptional preservation of mid Cambrian organisms. Around 40 other sites have been discovered of a similar age, with soft tissues preserved in a similar, though not identical, fashion.These …   Wikipedia

  • Schnittspur (Archäologie) — Schnittspuren auf Tierknochen sind in der Archäologie ein Indiz dafür, dass diese Tiere von Menschen oder ihren homininen Vorfahren mit Steinwerkzeugen geschlachtet oder anderweitig genutzt wurden. Daher dienen Schnittspuren für den Beweis… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Amiskwia — Taxobox name = Amiskwia regnum = Animalia phylum = incertae sedis genus = Amiskwia species = A. sagittiformis binomial = Amiskwia sagittiformis Amiskwia is a small, soft bodied invertebrate of unknown affinity known from fossils of the Middle… …   Wikipedia

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