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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.
(Reprinted from Biology of Foraminifera, O. Roger Anderson
and John J. Lee, Cytology and Fine Structure, Page 32,
Copyright 1991, with permission from Elsevier)

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)

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)

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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