palaeo-, palae-, paleo-, pale-

(Greek: original, ancient, primitive, old)

ichthyopaleontology (s) (noun); ichthyopaleontologies (pl)
The paleontology of fishes.
palaeacanthocephala, paleacanthocephala (s) (noun); paleoacanthocephalans, paleacanthocephalans (pl)
palae-ethnology, paleoethnology (s) (noun); palae-ethnologies, paleoethnologies (pl)
The study of the human races of fossil man.
palaeoclimatology, paleoclimatology (s) (noun) (no plural)
palaeoichnology, paleoichnology (s) (noun) (no plural)
The study of fossil animals and plants in order to deduce their ecology and the environmental conditions in which they lived
palaeopathology, paleopathology
1. The study of the diseases of past periods or from previous times.
2. The study of disease in bodies preserved from ancient times, such as in mummies.
palaeornithology, paleornithology (s) (noun); palaeornithologies, paleornithologies (pl)
The science of fossil birds.
Palaeosauriscus
Meaning “old (ancient) lizard ancestor” from Late Triassic Bristol, England. This creature was previously known as Palaeosaurus. Named by Oskar Kuhn in 1959.
Palaeosaurus
This nomenclature (“ancient lizard”) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Palaeosauriscus. Named by S. H. Riley and Samuel Stutchbury, 1836/Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1833.
palaetiology
pale-ethnography, pale-ethnographer
The written descriptions of extinct members of the genus Homo sapiens by means of their fossil remains.
paleoanthropia (s) (noun), paleoanthropias (pl)
Prehistoric human beings.
paleoanthropic (adjective), more paleoanthropic, most paleoanthropic
Referring to, pertaining to, or designating, extinct prehistoric forms of humans.
paleoanthropological (adjective), more paleoanthropological, most paleoanthropological
Concerned with, or relating to, the scientific study of human fossils.
paleoanthropologist (s) (noun), paleoanthropologists (pl)
An expert or specialist in the study of fossil hominids or humans.