Taylor, Thomas N. Department of Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Plant fossilization
- Use of fossil plants
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The study of fossil plants of the geologic past. A paleobotanist is a plant historian who carefully pieces together the geologic history of the plant kingdom. Other organisms, including fungi and various types of microscopic plankton, are also studied by paleobotanists. Paleobotany is a branch of paleontology that requires a knowledge of both plant biology (botany) and the geological sciences. See also: Botany; Fossil; Plant kingdom
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