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the paleontology of microfossils

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34) Furthermore, in late Quaternary Mediterranean sapropels, a recent analogue of black shales, a detailed micropaleontological study indicated that the most abundant fossil within the sapropels was Rhizosolenia.
Loose samples were also collected for the extraction of microfossils and thin sections were prepared from hard samples for micropaleontological studies.
Most recent accessions are micropaleontological, but some macropaleontological, petrological and occasional mineralogical material continues to find its way into the Museum collections.
Micropaleontological studies at the locality have yielded diagnostic diatom floras that confirm the late Miocene age.
Even though thecamoebians fossilize easily and are readily recovered from sediments by standard micropaleontological techniques, they have not been studied extensively.
Many of these have been the subject of micropaleontological investigation, including over 20 with data and interpretations concerning the Cenozoic interval (Ascoli 1976; Thomas 2002).
The Yegua Formation is well constrained through micropaleontological analyses to approximately two million years of the late middle Eocene, spanning the entirety of planktonic foraminiferal zone P14 and part of P15 (Meckel and Galloway 1996).
Micropaleontological studies suggest that the northwest of Western Australia has changed very little in extremes of climate in the last 130,000 years (Wells and Wells 1994), and therefore, the reefal fauna associated with the Rowley Shoals and Scott Reef (several hundred kilometers off the present-day Australian coastline) may have persisted throughout Pleistocene glaciations (Marsh and Marshall 1983).
It was redefined by Arias (2003) as a Maastrichtian to Lower Eocene basaltic sequence, based on micropaleontological data of interbedded sediments.
The remaining sample material was used for sedimentological, mineralogical, and micropaleontological studies.