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Re: Lagerstatten (was: FW: Help with Cladistics)

On Tue, 5 Sep 1995 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> The word is Lagerstatt (nominative singular) and Lagerstaette (nominative
> plural--the "ae" should be written "a-umlaut" but that's not a standard
> character and won't transmit through the Internet). In ordinary German it
> connotes a resting-place, a couch, a bed, lodging, or an encampment. Apply
> this concept to a "bed" of fossils for the paleo meaning.
> G.O.

I had heard a completely differant translation for this term, in several 
places (don't actually have the refs on me but I will look for them) it 
is said to mean "mother load". 

Adam Yates