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The study of extinct animals is called
1. Herpetology
2. Ornithology
3. Geology
4. Palaeontology

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Palaeontology

The correct answer is Palaeontology.

  • The study of extinct animals is called Palaeontology.

  • Palaeontology:
    • It is the scientific study of the life of the geologic past of lifeforms which also involves the analysis of plant and animal fossils, including those of microscopic size, preserved in rocks. 
    • Georges Cuvier is known as the founding father of paleontology.

  • Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles.
  • Ornithology is the study of birds.
  • Geology is the study of the Earth.

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