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fossil record

noun as in trace fossil

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The fossil record is too incomplete to reveal the time when the two tribes diverged.

The fossil record of the kangaroo rats is so scanty that one can but speculate on the evolutionary sequence.

Any fossil record of Kinosternon is a welcome find, and these two specimens give new data both as to age and distribution.

The skeleton offers a potential fossil record for consideration.

The first group consists of the facts of palæontology, or the fossil record of past animal life.


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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fossil record, such as: fossil footprint, index fossil, and zone fossil.

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