biostratigraphy

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Etymology[edit]

From bio- +‎ stratigraphy.

Noun[edit]

biostratigraphy ‎(uncountable)

  1. (biology, geology) The study of the stratigraphic distribution of fossils
    • 2000, Richard Fortey, ‘No Such Thing as a Fish’, London Review of Books, vol. 22 no. 13:
      It is these ordinary animals that have helped science cope with the problems of Deep Time […] and it is astonishing that the biostratigraphy based on them doesn’t merit a mention.

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