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HOW TO MOUNT AN INEXPENSIVE SIEVING LAB

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      We present a new sieving technique designed to recover microfossils from mudstones, clays and poorly consolidated sediments. This new technique is designed to be inexpensive, use the minimal amounts of chemicals and recover well preserved microfossils. The inexpensive nature of this methodology makes it suitable for reconnaissance studies, where finances may be limited. Not using large amounts of chemicals helps to protect the fossils and the environment. Investigations on the Jurassic Lourinhã Formation, Portugal yielded a diverse microfossil assemblage including; archosaur teeth, lizard jaws, amphibian jaws, fish remains, ostracods and charcoal. Such a diverse fossil recovery shows the technique is suitable for painstaking palaeoecological studies as well as reconnaissance work.

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      Herbivorous dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of Guimarota, Portugal

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        Collecting isolated microvertebrate fossils

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          Affiliations
          [Museu da Lourinhã, Rua João Luis de Moura, 2530-158 Lourinhã, Portugal]
          [Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750395, Dallas, Texas, 75275-0395, USA]
          [School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom]
          [British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom]
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          16465806
          JOURNAL OF PALEONTOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES
          GEAL, Museu da Lourinha (Portugal)
          1646-5806
          2011
          : 9
          : 1-8
          © 2011 Araújo et al.

          This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License

          CC BY 3.0

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