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microfauna

(mī′krō-fô′nə)
n. pl. microfauna or microfau·nas
Microscopic or very small organisms, such as protozoans, that live in soil or benthic sediments.

mi′cro·fau′nal adj.
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microfauna

  1. the flora ofa microhabitat.
  2. any microscopic plants not visible to the naked eye.
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Key words: Zooarchaeology, microfauna, Guanacache Lagoons.
A partir de los conjuntos arqueofaunisticos de La empozada y Altos de Melien determinamos que las poblaciones que ocupaban las margenes de las Lagunas de Guanacache consumian principalmente microfauna de bajo rendimiento calorico y altas tasas de reproduccion (recursos r).
Few descriptions are available of such a succession through this interval as most workers on this event have concentrated on localities with open shelf to open oceanic sequences that are rich in planktic microfaunas and microfloras, and which often contain organic rich sediments.
Field inspection indicated that the identification of a microfauna would be unlikely, if not impossible.