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In a message dated 97-08-09 20:05:41 EDT, you write:
> The word
> _lagerstatte_ (plural, _lagerstatten_) is a German compound noun.
Yes. And as for all German nouns, it is always capitalized. Also, the "a"
in "-statte" carries an umlaut.
> According to Stephen Jay Gould, it translates literally to English as
> "lode place."
"Lager" = "store, supply"; "Staette" = "place". However, my dictionary
defines the compound, "Lagerstaette", as "resting place".