Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 16 - Self-Quiz - Page 267: 6



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Body parts of organisms encased in rock, preserved whole organisms, and mineralized bones of organisms are considered fossils. The insect in sap, the frozen woolly mammoth, and the mineral-hardened remains of the whalelike animal are all organisms that have become fossils. Impressions such as that of the plant leaf left in rock can also be fossils.
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