@#6 Wachtelkönig "Nein, "fossil record" ist das, was tatsächlich bekannt ist."
fossil record" (fast immer mit Artikel geschrieben) entspricht auch alles was noch in der Erde liegt und nicht nur das was tatsächlich bekannt ist.
Die Übersetzung "dokumentierte fossile Funde" ist fundamental falsch. Und laut des deutschen Wikipedia Artikels ist "Fossilbericht" aus dem gleichen Grund genauso falsch.http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Foss...
nounThe totality of fossilized artifacts and their placement within the earth's rock strata.
It provides information about the history of life on earth, for instance what the organisms look like, where and when they live, how they evolved, etc.
The fossil record can provide interesting information about the evolution and the history of life on earth such as the way the particular species have lived during a specific geological period and then evolved in time. http://www.fossilmuseum.net/fossilrecord.htm
The fossil record is life’s evolutionary epic that unfolded over four billion years as environmental conditions and genetic potential interacted in accordance with natural selection. It could be likened to a movie recording the history of life across nearly four billion years of geological time. The problem is that only a small fraction of the frames are preserved, and those that have been preserved have often been chronologically scrambled.
Ever since recorded history began, and probably before, people have noticed and gathered fossils, including pieces of rock and minerals that have replaced the remains of biologic organisms, or preserved their external form. Fossils themselves, and the totality of their occurrence within the sequence of Earth's rock strata, is referred to as the fossil record.
The fossil record was one of the early sources of data relevant to the study of evolution and continues to be relevant to the history of life on Earth
. Paleontologists examine the fossil record in order to understand the process of evolution and the way particular species have evolved.