microfauna

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microfauna

[′mī·krə‚fȯn·ə]
(ecology)
Microscopic animals such as protozoa and nematodes.
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The central radiolaritic sequence is Lias-Lower Dogger in age, while on the eastern and western side of the block the microfauna are Barremian to Cenomanian (de Wever et al.
Scarce silicic sediments were observed as interpillow matrix, but not provided microfauna.
A Paleocene age is supported by the presence of microfauna in interpillow pelagic limestones (Subbotina pseudobulloides).
Palabras claves: zooarqueologia, microfauna, Lagunas de Guanacache.
We conclude that consumption of microfauna, especially fish and birds, is the dominant characteristic of the record.
Further work on the Praia da Vitoria succession is in progress, though the microfaunas recovered from the limestones give little evidence for a precise dating for the succession.
Few descriptions are available of such a succession through this interval as most workers on this event have concentrated on localities with open shelf to open oceanic sequences that are rich in planktic microfaunas and microfloras, and which often contain organic rich sediments.