microfauna

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microfauna

[′mī·krə‚fȯn·ə]
(ecology)
Microscopic animals such as protozoa and nematodes.
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Por lo tanto, al valorar unicamente las especies Pliomys lenki y Microtus arvalis no se pueden hacer mayores precisiones que las anteriormente mencionadas para los niveles basales de Lezetxiki a partir del estudio de la microfauna. Esto incluye la aparicion en los niveles VI-III de Marmota marmota (Altuna, 1965, 1972), una especie que puede aparecer tanto en climas frios, como sucede en el yacimiento asturiano de La Parte (Alvarez Lao y Garcia Garcia, 2006), como mas benignos.
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., 1985).
Scarce silicic sediments were observed as interpillow matrix, but not provided microfauna.
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.