- the branch of paleontology concerned with the study of fossilized tracks, trails, burrows, borings, or other trace fossils as evidence of the occurrence or behavior of the organisms that produced them.
Origin of ichnology
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Ichnology, ik-nol′o-ji, n. footprint lore: the science of fossil footprints.
- the study of trace fossils
C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track
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