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Palaeontology

Palaeontology (in case you were wondering) is the study of prehistoric life.

Fossil collector, born in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Dorset: recognised in 2010 as one of the ten most important women in the history of science Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Dinosaur means Click to show or hide the answer
Dinosaurs lived (million years ago) Click to show or hide the answer
Geological period that dinosaurs lived in Click to show or hide the answer
Geological period in which the dinosaurs disappeared Click to show or hide the answer

Brontosaurus: now more correctly called Click to show or hide the answer
Link between reptiles and birds – had teeth, claws and a bony tail, but also had feathers; first discovered in Germany in 1860 Click to show or hide the answer
The earliest vertebrates known to have been capable of flight: first discovered in Italy, 1784 Click to show or hide the answer
Coprolites Click to show or hide the answer
Dutch town near which important fossil remains were discovered in 1764 Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Distinctive sequence of Late Jurassic sedimentary rock in the western United States: the most fertile source of dinosaur fossils in North America Click to show or hide the answer
Common folkloric name for fossils of Gryphaea – a genus of extinct oysters Click to show or hide the answer

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