- bearing or containing fossils, as rocks or strata.
Origin of fossiliferous
Examples from the Web for fossiliferous
Historical Examples of fossiliferous
The abnormal character of much of the fossiliferous deposits.Illogical Geology
George McCready Price
Some kinds of deposits are more often fossiliferous than others.
The Metamorphic strata, why less calcareous than the fossiliferous.A Manual of Elementary Geology
It is fossiliferous, one of the commonest of its shells being the Terebratula.Hertfordshire
Herbert W Tompkins
They have yet another and fourth title, which is, Fossiliferous Rocks.
- (of sedimentary rocks) containing fossils