• Macrofossils
  • Macrofossils are fossils large enough to be studied without the aid of a microscope. Macrofossils can indicate the range of plant or animal species in the past.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Macrofossils (occasionally spelled "macro-fossil") are preserved organic remains large enough to be visible without a microscope. Most fossils discussed in the article Fossil are macrofossils. The term macrofossil stands in opposition to the term microfossil (a.k.a. "micro-fossil"). Microfossils, by contrast, require substantial magnification for evaluation by fossil-hunters or professional paleontologists. As a result, most fossils observed in the field and most "museum-quality" specimens are macrofossils.


data publication(s) found by GCMD Science Keywords)
  • Supplementary material to Lauterbach et al. (2010): Multi-proxy evidence for early to mid-Holocene environmental and climatic changes in northeastern Poland