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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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Micropaleontologist Megan Fung, one of Schaller's Rensselaer colleagues, discovered charcoal pieces in the mix.
Hermann Duque Caro, geologist, stratigrapher and micropaleontologist born in Bogota, Colombia on March 22, 1935.
Dr Phil Sexton, a micropaleontologist, of the Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, said the Tanzania site showed there was an extreme increase in planetary temperature and changes to the carbon cycle in general.