Related formsnon·fos·sil·if·er·ous, adjectiveun·fos·sil·if·er·ous, adjective
Examples from the Web for fossiliferous
The fossiliferous beds occur a few hundred yards below the dwelling-house of Rose Farm.The Cruise of the Betsey|Hugh Miller
This fossil-bearing set of strata he first styled the “fossiliferous greywacke series,” changing it in 1835 to “Silurian system.”
They traverse all kinds of rocks, both hypogene and fossiliferous, and extend downwards to indefinite or unknown depths.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
To the south of the Downs there is a narrow valley formed by the Gault, a fossiliferous blue clay.
To the geologist the fossiliferous limestones and the metamorphic rocks are alike of interest.The Sunny Side of Ireland|John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger