ichnology

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Middle Jurassic fossils of burrows produced by crustaceans present a typical object of study in ichnology .

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From ichno- +‎ -logy.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈnɒləd͡ʒɪ/

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ichnology (countable and uncountable, plural ichnologies)

  1. (paleontology) A branch of paleontology concerned with the study of trace fossils such as footprints and burrows. Its subdisciplines include paleoichnology and neoichnology.

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