biofacies


biofacies
\\“+ˌ-\ noun
Etymology: New Latin, from bi- (II) + facies
geology : a part of a stratigraphic unit in which the fossil fauna or flora differs significantly from that found elsewhere in the same unit

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • biofacies — bio·facies …   English syllables

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  • geochronology — geochronologic /jee oh kron l oj ik/, geochronological, adj. geochronologist, n. /jee oh kreuh nol euh jee/, n. the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination. [1890 95; GEO + CHRONOLOGY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • paleoecología — Estudia los sistemas de épocas pasadas con los métodos y conceptos de la ecología y de acuerdo a los datos que proporciona la paleontología. Se lo basa fundamentalmente en el estudio de las biofacies de un estrato que refleja las condiciones… …   Diccionario ecologico

  • 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


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