Other forms: palaeontologists

Definitions of palaeontologist
  1. noun
    a specialist in paleontology
    synonyms: fossilist, paleontologist
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    Stephen Jay Gould
    United States paleontologist and popularizer of science (1941-2002)
    Louis Seymour Bazett Leakey
    English paleontologist whose account of fossil discoveries in Tanzania changed theories of human evolution (1903-1972)
    Mary Douglas Leakey
    English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)
    Richard Erskine Leakey
    English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
    Sir Richard Owen
    English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
    Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
    French paleontologist and philosopher (1881-1955)
    type of:
    a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
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