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Foraminifera Gallery - illustrated catalog
Welcome to the illustrated catalog of the Project, which wants to build a link between science and community.
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Mysterious Web Masters - FORAMINIFERA
Foraminifera form a considerable part of Earth biomass and are in the fossil record
since at least 541.000.000 B.C., but are mainly ignored by the public.
With this non-commercial project we want to foster the interest
in these precious and basal forms of life.

Online 26th of May 2015: 9561 forams

Orbulina suturalis Broennimann, 1951
ODP LEG 159 Site 959 / Neogene
published in
Norris, R.D., 1998: Planktonic foraminifer biostratigraphy: eastern equatorial Atlantic.
Cyclorbiculina compressa (d'Orbigny, 1839)
Cayman Islands, Caribbean
the image is provided by Roland Verreet
Ammobaculites recta Brady, 1876
Lake Bridgeport, Texas, USA
Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous
from a rock provided by
John M. Maurice
Orbulina suturalis
Cyclorbiculina compressa
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Type Specimens
in the collection of the

American Museum of
Natural History
New York

Type Specimens, American Museum of Natural History

HMS Challenger Collection
Plate 41
online and

all 115


Atlas of Maastrichtian Foraminifera
The fossil foraminifera of the
Tertiary basin of Vienna
Tertiary Foraminifera  Vienna Basin
Forams in the Sternberger Gestein
Lenticulina Robulus osnabrugensis
Key to Benthic Species
Key to Benthic Species
identify your specimens
from drawings
includes so far 538 species
Key to Planktonic Species
Key to Planktonic Species
identify your specimens
from drawings
includes so far 142 species
Beauty of Nature
Beauty of Nature
Type Specimens
A type specimen is the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made. Thanks to Prof. Michael A. Kaminski and Dr. Claudia G. Cetean we are able to show 64 type specimens in the collections of the Natural History Museum London.   [more]
The Plummercell Slide Collection of
Karl-Otto Bock
Plummercell Slide Collection of Karl-Otto Bock
Karl-Otto Bock collects since long foraminifera as a hobby. In the course of time he has produced 150+ plummercell slides. We found a way to bring his slides online showing each single field with just a click.      [Check it out]
Paleozoic Foraminifera
Paleozoic Foraminifera
Thanks to Dr. James E. Conkin and Prof. Barbara M. Conkin we are now able to work on Paleozoic Foraminifera. We started with Carboniferous foraminifera. [more]
Free Introduction to Forams
Introduction to Foraminiferology

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