microfossil


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microfossil

[¦mī·krō′fäs·əl]
(paleontology)
A small fossil which is studied and identified by means of the microscope.
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1m: Medium bedded, Brown, red to yellow weathered color, Ferruginous, Microcrystalline sandy limestone with microfossil and vein of Iron.
The duration of periods of non-deposition remains mostly beyond biostratigraphic resolution, but at least some gaps can be traced by quantitative microfossil data, as shown by Tammekand et al.
Despite the occurrence of mixed shelly - graptolite assemblages in the studied section, detailed correlation with shelly faunal successions in the Baltic and some other regions is problematic due to scarcity of microfossils.
The microfossils are minute and the Pilbara is several hundred kilometres across," he stated.
Slides were mounted with Naphrax and analysed for microfossils under a Zeiss Axiolab microscope (oil immersion, phase contrast, x 1000 magnification, numerical aperture 1.
The white spots visible in hand specimen are areas with a brownstained groundmass, so that the microfossil outlines within them stand out clearly.
Siliceous microfossil distribution in the surficial sediments of Lake Baikal.
A complementary microfossil assemblage from the subsurface of the Colville Hills region contains an extraordinary diversity of exquisitely preserved arthropod cuticle, and constitutes the oldest known record of complex crown-group crustaceans.
Gray, "The Microfossil Record of Early Land Plants," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 355 (2000): 717-32.
The flora and fauna of this shale is dominated by the microfossil groups foraminifera, radiolaria, diatoms, and macrofossil groups like filamentous algae, cetaceans, sirenians, pinnipeds, fish, birds, ostracod crustaceans, bivalves, gastropods, bryozoans, polychaetes, leaves, and woody plant debris (Buckeridge & Finger 2001).
A number of authors, such as Coil and Kirch, suggest the best way to archaeologically identify sweet potato is through identification of macro-botanical remains, rather than through microfossil analysis (Haberle and Atkin).