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About Micropaleontology

Micropaleontology is the study of microscopic fossils, that is, the study of microorganisms that generate a fossil record. Most microfossils are marine and most marine fossils are protists, but relevant exceptions do exist. Marine microfossils occur in sediments ranging from Precambrian to Recent age and are particularly useful for biostratigraphic and paleoecologic interpretations.

Paleontology is not geology, it is zoology; it succeeds only in so far as it is pursued in the zoological spirit.” H. F. Osborn

Theoretical Micropaleontology


Practical Micropaleontology


Calcareous Nannoplankton