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A “Natural History of Data”: The Rise of Taxic Paleobiology

David Sepkoski.

in Rereading the Fossil Record

April 2012; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 17667 words.

This chapter explores the taxic approach as a dominant perspective in paleobiology, and its contribution to the solidification of what came to be known as the Chicago School of analytical...

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Advances in the Biochronology and Biostratigraphy of the Continental Neogene of Myanmar

Olivier Chavasseau, Aung Aung Khyaw, Yaowalak Chaimanee, Pauline Coster, Edouard-Georges Emonet, Aung Naing Soe, Mana Rugbumrung, Soe Thura Tun and Jean-Jacques Jaeger.

in Fossil Mammals of Asia

May 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 7888 words.

This chapter reviews advances in the biochronology and biostratigraphy of the continental Neogene of Myanmar. The Indian Subcontinent possesses a very good Neogene record in the Siwaliks of...

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Against the odds

in Fossils

October 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 5530 words.

‘Against the odds’ describes the processes and conditions of fossil formation, the study of which is termed taphonomy. Fossils represent a tiny fraction of the diversity of life that has...

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Analysis of Growth Rates

Lee Andrew H., Huttenlocker Adam K., Padian Kevin and Woodward Holly N..

in Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods

March 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 14447 words.

This chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various types of growth measurements including mass, length, time, and osteohistological texture. It explains the intensity of...

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Anning, Mary

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Palaeontology; Social and Cultural History. 1096 words.

Anning, Mary (1799–1847), fossil collector and dealer, was born on 21 May 1799 in a seaside house in Lyme Regis, Dorset. She and her brother Joseph (1796–1849) were the only surviving...

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Back to the future

in Fossils

October 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 1686 words.

‘Back to the future’ considers what lies ahead for palaeontology. Improved estimates of the course of diversity change through the Phanerozoic and refined knowledge of the causes of mass...

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Bate, Dorothea Minola Alice

Karolyn Shindler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology. 1447 words.

Bate, Dorothea Minola Alice (1878–1951), palaeontologist, was born on 8 November 1878 at Napier House, Spilman Street, Carmarthen, the younger of two daughters and second child in the...

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Beard, William

A. P. Woolrich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Education; Palaeontology. 592 words.

Beard, William (1772–1868), tourist guide and collector of bones, was born on 24 April 1772 at Woolvershill, Banwell, Somerset, the eldest of the eight children of John Beard (1738–1801), a...

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Benett, Etheldred

H. S. Torrens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Palaeontology; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1246 words.

Benett, Etheldred (1775–1845), fossil collector and geologist, was born on 22 July 1775 at Pyt House, Tisbury, Wiltshire, the eldest daughter of Thomas Benett (c.1729–1797) and Catherine...

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Benson, Margaret Jane

Mary R. S. Creese.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Palaeontology; Botany. 860 words.

Benson, Margaret Jane (1859–1936), botanist and palaeontologist, was born on 20 October 1859 in London, the sixth of the nine children of William Benson, architect and civil engineer, and...

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