Example sentences for: paleontology

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  • The Peking Man Museum is located 50 km (31 miles) southwest of Beijing in the village of Zhoukoudian, whose name has become synonymous with Chinese paleontology.

  • An analysis of small subunit ribosomal RNA (18S rRNA) sequences challenged this arrangement by placing acoelomate and pseudocoelomate phyla in more derived positions among the protostomes, and in further defining a clade (Ecdysozoa) of molting animals that includes arthropods and nematodes [ 3 ] . This "Ecdysozoa" hypothesis has influenced diverse fields [ 4 ] and interpretations of developmental evolution in animals [ 5 6 7 ] . Since its publication, evidence has appeared both for and against this hypothesis [ 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ] . Knowing the branching order of the major animal lineages, especially those three with fully sequenced genomes, is of importance to diverse fields such as medical genetics, physiology, neurobiology, paleontology, and astrobiology.

  • Mayr and Grant articulated positions on species and speciation that had developed during and soon after the Modern Synthesis of the 1930s and 1940s, when modern evolutionary theory developed from a reconciliation of genetics, systematics, and paleontology.

  • This excavation at Zhoukoudian, estimated to be 500,000–690,000 years old, constituted one of the major chapters in modern paleontology, since it was the first evidence that early man (Homo erectus) might have evolved in Asia as well as Africa.

  • The survey went beyond geology and mineralogy to study the uncharted country’s paleontology and anthropology, its climate, forestry, and botany.

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