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 (mī′krō-pā′lē-ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē, -ən-)
The branch of paleontology that deals with microfossils.

mi′cro·pa′le·on′to·log′ic (-ŏn′tl-ŏj′ĭk), mi′cro·pa′le·on′to·log′i·cal adj.
mi′cro·pa′le·on·tol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.micropaleontology - the paleontology of microfossilsmicropaleontology - the paleontology of microfossils  
fossilology, palaeontology, paleontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
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6] described the micropaleontology of Paleocene rock unit ( Lockhart Limestone) in Central Salt Range.
It really shows how tenacious life is,'' said Reed Scherer, a micropaleontology professor at Northern Illinois University.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Micropaleontology of Atlantic Basin and Borderlands 55455.
Five samples at the time of collection have their carapace and body tissues intact and were separated with a fine paintbrush and placed on a micropaleontology slide and separated according to species.
Introduction to the molecular systematics of foraminifera: Micropaleontology 46 Suppl.
First, the term "fitolitaries" was introduced by the German scientist, a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the founder of micropaleontology Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, who established their biogenic origin [1].
Analysing the geochemistry and micropaleontology of a marine sediment core taken from the North Atlantic Ocean, the team show that a global temperature drop of up to 5 degree C resulted in a major shift in the global carbon cycle over a period of 2.
In: Proceedings of the IV Colloquium on Indian Micropaleontology and Stratigraphy.
The Gulf of Aqaba: Ecological Micropaleontology Ecological studies, 50 Springer-Verlag, Berlin
The reelaborated or accumulated state of the taxa depend on the taphonomic interpretation, and this discussion emerged generally because there is no easy visual criterium in micropaleontology to distinguish one from the other.