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July 2020: Campanian Foraminifera from Lägerdorf, Germany
A new effort is undertaken to photograph and dentify benthic specimens from the chalk-quarry at Lägerdorf. The material is of Upper Campanian age. Team Member Dieter Ketelsen made images and step by step we are discussing the identification. It is planned to sample in the quarry again as Lower Campanian to Santonian layers are possibly mined. ... see more
June 2020: Miocene Foraminifera from Unterrudling, Austria
In 2019 Dr. Björn Berning took Michael Hesemann on a fieldtrip to the Oligocene/Miocene pit of Unterrudling in Upper Austria near Linz. Some of the samples were processed by team member Dieter Ketelsen. He photogrpahed 46 specimens. ... see more
May 2020: Foraminifera from off Aqaba, Jordan.
A set of sixty two images of recent foraminifera from the Gulf of Aqaba, Northern Red Sea are provided by Andrea Perl. She made the images with a scanning electron microscope for her diploma thesis at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. ... see more
June 2020: "FORAMINIFERA a catalogue of typical forms"
by Wilfried Rönnfeld
is now available from Micropress Europe. It contains excellent illustrations of the morphological features of foraminifera accompanied by explanations of the specific terms. Furthermore it gives an overview on the most important genera and their stratigraphy. It is the 4th edition. ... see more
May 2020: Miocene Foraminifera from Gram, Denmark
Dieter Ketelsen and Cai-Uso Wohler extracted specimens from the Gram clay matrix and shot fifty four images. On a fieldtrip in 2019 we visited the Gram Lergrav in Southern Denmark and took samples. ... see more
April 2020: Jurassic Foraminifera from Glacial Erratics.
A set of specimens from Callovian glacial erratics found in gravel pits north of Berlin are provided by Steffen Schneider. We photographed and identified 34 specimens so far. ... see more
March 2020: Our microfossil club in Hamburg meets virtually
The AG Mikropaläontologie im Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein Hamburg continues their meetings now via videoconferencing. The sessions are in German only. ... contact us in German if you want to participate
March 2020: Sandcollector Loes Modderman
from the Netherlands contributes a set of 34 images. It is common, that sandcollectors find forams in their beach sands. Waves role the shells over and over until they are gone. Beach sands may contain a mix of well preserved shells to heavily corroded pebble like objects. Loes has nicely illustrated this specific mix of forams, which sandcollectors frequently see and enjoy. If you haven't noticed the foraminifera yet, take a closer look into your beach sands. ... see more
March 2020: Michael Dietrich contributes images
of foraminifera from sand of the creek Szejdlik near Stare, district Trebivlice in the Czech Republic. The sand is found by sandcollector P. Vodila. We think that the foraminifera indicate an Upper Cretaceous age. Amongst the genera are Neoflabellina, Ammobaculites, Lenticulina and Frondicularia
... see more
February 2020: 15.000 Entries
The milestone of 15.000 entries in our database has been passed. Each entry consists of 1-3 images and 24 accessible data. It means that 15.000 x 24 = 360.000 data are accessible in our database. It allows us to offer you a wide range of searchable data through our interfaces. You find them on the top row: Genus, Locality, Fossil and the main Query
February 2020: Brandenburg - Cretaceous
Prof. Dr. Olaf Elicki, TU Freiberg contributes 239 SEM images of foraminifera from his publication on Cretaceous foraminifera from Brandenburg, Germany. The images nicely enlarge our Catalogue of Upper Cretaceous Foraminifera. The forams were found in material from three drills and range from Albian to Coniacian age. ... to the images
Janurary 2020: Stade - Miocene
A set of 70 images of Miocene foraminifera from a drill near Stade (Hamburg-area) are added. Stefan Raveling - Foraminifera.eu team - got the drill-core, processed it and picked hundreds of specimens. Cai-Uso Wohler - Foraminifera.eu team - shot about optical 200 images. The specimens are shown with different views. ... see more
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