paleomorphology

paleomorphology

[¦pāl·ē·ō·mȯr′fäl·ə·jē]
(paleontology)
The study of the form and structure of fossil remains in order to describe the original anatomy of an organism.
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The goal of this paper is to investigate the evolution and significance of the Alpine Tethyan unconformity in Sardinia, and to unravel the evolving paleoenvironments and paleomorphology of the transgressed Middle Jurassic landscape.
However, this model would not account for the Eastwards, gradual, heterochronous sinking of the area, the radial flow pattern (imbrications) of the Genna Selole Fm from well-defined areas, or the paleomorphology of the highs and lows evidenced by the Genna Selole Fm isopachs (Figs.