lagerstätte

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Etymology[edit]

From German Lagerstätte (place of storage).

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Noun[edit]

lagerstätte (plural lagerstätten)

  1. (paleontology) A sedimentary deposit that exhibits extraordinary fossil richness or completeness.
    • 2006, Paul Enos, Triassic Evolution of the Yangtze Platform in Guizhou Province, People's Republic of China [1], →ISBN, page 84:
      A fossil lagerstätte bearing the "Guanling fauna" of Yin Gongzheng et al. (2000, p. 23) occurs 7 to 10 m above the base of the Wayao Formation...
    • 2017, Danna Staaf, Squid Empire, ForeEdge, →ISBN, page 121:
      The Cretaceous Lebanese Lagerstätten have been especially generous with coleoid fossils.