Lagerstätte

(redirected from Lagerstätt)

La·ger·stät·te

 (lä′gər-shtä′tə)
n. pl. La·ger·stät·ten
A rock deposit that has an abundance and variety of fossils, often preserved in fine detail and showing soft body parts.

[German, deposit, bed (as of coal or ore) : Lager, bed, storehouse; see lager + Stätte (from later Middle High German stete, back-formation from stete, genitive and dative of earlier Middle High German stat, place, from Old High German stat; see stā- in Indo-European roots).]