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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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Microfossils in calculus demonstrate consumption of plants and cooked foods in Neanderthal diets (Shanidar III, Iraq; Spy I and II, Belgium).
Early Palaeozoic microfossils of the genera Coelocerodontus Ethington, 1959 and Viirodus Dubinina, 2000, treated hitherto as conodonts, in fact strongly differ from both euconodonts and paraconodonts.
Dr Paola Moffa-Sanchez said: "In this study we show this relationship is also at play on longer time-scales and the large ocean changes, recorded in microfossils, may have helped sustain this atmospheric pattern.
Chapter 13 provides an overview of the microfossils, many of these organic-walled plankton, from the deposits.
The middle of the sequence (Miocene) is similar to the previous one but it contains siliceous microfossils and a higher content of carbonate.
An absence of aquatic siliceous microfossils suggest that during this period the bog was emergent.
2000: A new techique for retrieving calcareous microfossils from lithified lime deposits.
Photomicrograph of microfossils were taken and presented with full labeling.
Acid-extracted microfossils from the 'Little Bear biota' of the Mackenzie Mountains reveal important details of problematic groups including chancelloriids and hyolithids, and provide direct evidence of Cambrian diets in the form of faecal strings.