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Porcellaneous Foram Tests

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Magnified edge of a broken porcellaneous test showing tiny calcite needles that make up the test wall.
Magnified edge of a broken porcellaneous test showing tiny calcite needles that make up the test wall.
(Reprinted from Biology of Foraminifera, O. Roger Anderson and John J. Lee, Cytology
and Fine Structure, Page 32, Copyright 1991, with permission from Elsevier)

Porcellaneous test from the Florida Keys
Vertebralina mucronata,
Porcellaneous test from the Florida Keys, SEM image 90X.

(Credit: Heidi Crevison Souder; used by permission Foraminifers as Bioindicators website,
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg)

Specimen from the Florida Keys
Quinqueloculina lamarckiana,
Specimen from the Florida Keys, SEM image 90X.

(Credit: Heidi Crevison Souder; used by permission Foraminifers as Bioindicators website,
University of South Florida, St. Petersburg)

Porcellaneous benthic foram from Hebridean Shelf
Cornuspira involvens,
Porcellaneous benthic foram from Hebridean Shelf, offshore Scotland.

(Reprinted from An Illustrated Guide to the Benthic Foraminifera of the Hebridean Shelf, west of Scotland,
with Notes on their Mode of Life
, John W. Murray, http://palaeo-electronica.org/2002_2/guide/issue2_02.htm,
Copyright 2000. Used with permission from the Palaeontological Association)

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