biochronology

biochronology

[‚bī·ō·krə′näl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The relative age dating of rock units based on their fossil content.
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As such there is a critical need for high resolution biochronology to improve the accuracy of existing age calibrations.
6-18 Ma according to biochronology and new radiometric dates.
Although the Tithonian sediments are mostly fossiliferous in northern Tibet, knowledge on their faunal range and distribution and Jurassic biochronology remains questionable [32].
Winkler and her colleagues summarized the distribution and ecology of existing rodent families, as well as the systematics, biochronology and paleobiogeography of rodent families in Africa's fossil record.
New perspectives on Pleistocene biochronology and biotic change in the east-central Great Basin.
International contributors to 13 chapters present paleoanthropological views and data on topics including how changes in raw material transport reflect landscape changes, biochronology for dating sites in North Africa, and experimental acquisition of Oldawan lithic knapping skill in modern humans.
This co-occurrence is unexpected based on the biochronology of the Bighorn Basin, and mandates a revision of our understanding of the transition between the early and middle Clarkforkian land mammal age.
Phylogeny of beavers (Family Castoridae): applications to faunal dynamics and biochronology since the Eocene: Unpublished Ph.