foraminifer

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Synonyms for foraminifer

marine microorganism having a calcareous shell with openings where pseudopods protrude

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Among many foraminiferans with an organic shell, they found four undescribed specimens with agglutinated tests.
He established the age of the undifferentiated formation as middle to late Miocene, based upon benthic foraminiferans.
9817[degrees]E), -51 m, sandy mud with astrorhizid foraminiferans, dredged NMDP, RV Meiring Naude, st'n P7, 19.
In every sample, there are tens of thousands of protists, including amoebae, ciliates, foraminiferans, flagellates, and dinoflagellates.
Other acid-resistant microfossils encountered during this study include acritarchs, foraminiferans, melanoscleritoids, chitinous hydroids, and graptolite siculae, but these were not studied quantitatively.
Monitoring bioremediation after oil spills, old and new, using marsh foraminiferans as indicators
Foraminiferans, harpacticoids, ostracods, and macroalgal debris represented food items that potentially could be browsed within shelters.