Palaeobotany sentence example
In recent years the science of vegetable palaeontology has been given the distinct name of Palaeobotany, so that " palaeontology e' among biologists mainly refers to zoology; but historically the two cannot be disconnected.
The results arrived at may be read as a sequel to the article on PALAEOBOTANY.
In the meantime the foundations of palaeobotany were being laid (1804) by Ernst Friedrich von Schlotheim (1764-1832), (1811) by Kaspar Maria Sternberg (1761-1838) and (1838) by Theophile Brongniart (1801-1876).
This was followed by several papers chiefly bearing upon the relation between extinct and existing forms - a line of research which culminated in the publication of the Histoire des vegetaux fossiles, which has earned for him the title of "father of palaeobotany."
His activity was by no means confined to palaeobotany, but extended into all branches of botany, more particularly anatomy and phanerogamic taxonomy.Advertisement
In the absence of direct evidence from Palaeobotany, and bearing in mind the modifications associated with adaptation to an aquatic life in other plants, the recognition of any more definite affinity for these heterosporous ferns than that indicated above appears to be inadvisable.
A recently discovered fossil group, the Pteridospermae (see PALAEOBOTANY) have characters intermediate between the Ptendophyta and the more primitive seedplants.
The subject of palaeontological botany (see Palaeobotany) has been advanced by the researches of both botanists and geologists.
Palaeontology, the study of the fossils found in the various strata of which the earth is composed (see Palaeobotany).
Pteridospermae (see Palaeobotany, Palaeozoic).Advertisement