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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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This volume contains 12 essays on women in geology, including in earth system science, micropaleontology, oceanography, and Antarctic research: Ellen Swallow Richards, Alva Ellisor, Esther Applin, Hedwig Kniker, Mary Sears, Elizabeth T.
We have a fossil record here where we're able to resolve daily, weekly, monthly, yearly changes," Timothy Bralower, a micropaleontology professor at Pennsylvania State University and coauthor of a paper describing the findings, said in a statement Wednesday.
Oguri, "Spatial and temporal variability of surface water in the Kuroshio source region, Pacific Ocean, over the past 21,000 years: evidence from planktonic foraminifera," Marine Micropaleontology, vol.
Thomas, "Benthic foraminiferal turnover across the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary at Agost (southeastern Spain): Paleoenvironmental inferences," Marine Micropaleontology, vol.
[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.
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].