Palaeontology Crossword Puzzle

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  • mucus : slime, is a slippery liquid
  • nautilus : a current day shelled mollusk with tentacles.
  • limpets : small aquatic snails with a shell that is broadly conical in shape and a strong, muscular foot.
  • triassic : the earliest geological period in the mesozoic era. dinosaurs, great sea reptiles and the earliest flying reptiles made their appearance in this period.
  • trilobites : an extinct marine arthropod that occurred abundantly during the paleozoic era.
  • ammonite : an ancient shelled mollusk that swam in the seas during the time of the dinosaurs.
  • hypothesis : a proposed explanation for a phenomenon. in science, the scientific method requires that one can test it.
  • mosasaur : an ancient sea reptile that existed during the time of the dinosaurs.
  • asphalt : _ fossilization - a type of fossilization where an organism is encased in tar or oil.
  • uniform : _ itarianism - a concept in science where the mysteries of the past are solved using present day creatures or organism and vice versa.
  • jurassic : this geological time period is also known as "the age of reptiles" gigantic dinosaurs such as the triceratops, t-rex and stegosaurus existed.
  • home _ scaring : a process in which limpet make smooth round holes in rocks or shells with their mucus.
  • palaeontology : the scientific study of prehistoric life and includes the study of fossils.
  • algae : simple plants that can range from the microscopic to large seaweeds such as giant kelp.
  • cretaceous : a geological time period that ended the mesozoic era with a mass extinction of dinosaurs.