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  10. Lagerstätten
Scope note
Sedimentary deposits which contain large amounts of preserved fossils. Paleontologists divide them into two subtypes: Konservat-Lagerstätten and Konzentrat-Lagerstätten. The latter relates to desposits of fossils that are concentrated by sedimentological processes which do not preserve details (such as organs), and the former refers to deposits containing a large concentration of fossils that are exceptionally well-preserved.
Accepted term: 17-Jun-2024