What Do You Call a Person Who Studies Dinosaurs?

whitejillm/Pixabay

A person who makes a living studying dinosaurs is called a paleontologist. But there is much more to being a paleontologist than just studying dinosaurs. People who work in the field of paleontology also study the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms that died long ago or before the start of the Holocene Epoch. By studying these fossils and clues from ancient plants and animals, paleontologists can learn about the Earth's history, how various organisms from the past relate to those of the present, how evolution works, and how the organisms reacted to their environments.