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Foraminifera form a considerable part of Earth biomass
and are in the fossil record since at least 542.000.000 B.C..

Nonetheless they are mainly ignored by the public.

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in these precious and basal forms of life.
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Online 3rd of February 2016: 10645 forams (2949 species)

Frondicularia mesoliassica Brand, 1937
Fischerwiese, Austrian Alps
Rhaetian, Upper Triassic
drawing courtesy of the Geological Survey of Austria
Plummercell with 582 forams from a core
drilled in the Central Pacific at 3933m depth
Pleistocene, material provided by the
Lamont Doherty Core Repository
Entzia macresecens (Brady, 1870)
Algarve, Portugal
Guadiana River Estuary
the image is provided by Sarita Camacho
Frondicularia mesoliassica to the single fields

the specimens are placed by Karl-Otto Bock
and the images are made by Dieter Ketelsen
Entzia macresecens

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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    
Type Specimens the type specimen of a species 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 fiel 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