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Lagerstatten are locations containing high fossil incidence rates.

There are two types of Lagerstatten--conservation and concentration. Conservation Lagerstatten are locations where a high incidence of exceptionally preserved specimens have been found including. Concentration Lagerstatten are sites that, as the name implies, have extremely high numbers of specimens.

A great stratigraphically ordered catalogue of famous Lagerstatten from around the world with descriptions of location, geologic setting, fauna and flora, taphonomy and additional links and references is located at:

Jdhutchison (talk)03:31, 29 January 2011