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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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The dataset obtained on the downhole gamma-logging, as well as micropaleontological and other studies enable further confirmation of the credibility of the detailed stratification scheme of the Attarat Um Ghudran deposit.
Local micropaleontological determinations were carried out later by Puigdefabregas (1975) and Alameda et al.
10) Stratigraphic and micropaleontological studies have revealed the widespread occurrence of Cretaceous black shales in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, as well as on topographic highs in the Pacific Ocean.
British Micropaleontological Society Publication Series, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.
According to the micropaleontological content, all of the analyzed sediments were deposited on shallow marine near-coast environments, which received a great influx of terrigenous material.
On the basis of its micropaleontological studies, Sameeni declared its age SBZ-9 according to Modern Shallow Benthic Biozones (SBZ).
In this micropaleontological sampling the abundance of the genera Morozovella and Acarinina, and the juvenile stage, denotes a eutrophic environment.
Valves were hand-picked using a 0/5 brush under 10x magnification and mounted on micropaleontological slides using gum traga-canth.
One of them was deposited as the archival material and the second one was directly on board submitted to the determination of micropaleontological and magnetometric properties.
The facility's laboratory is able to process samples from wells for extraction of micropaleontological material.