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Conodonts
Diatoms
Foraminifera
Ostracods
Other Microfossils

Micropaleontology formed a strong aspect of geological research in the early BEG and the UTDGS. This research provided the collections with a wealth of material especially foraminifera and conodonts.

Current diatom research by Edward Theriot and his lab increase collections within that area in TNSC.

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Globigerina
Planktic foram Globigerina

Microfossils are a very important group. They can help date the age of sediments and rocks. They can be used for reconstructing past environments, and provide important clues for tracking changes in ocean temperatures and chemistry and thus to global climate changes.

 

 

Frequently used abbreviations: NPL  Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | TNSC Texas Natural Science Center | UTDGS Department of Geological Sciences | BEG  Bureau of Economic Geology | VPL Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | JSG  Jackson School of Geosciences | SUPPORT | VOLUNTEER | GLOSSARY


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