Monday, May 12, 2014

Larger Oligocene Foraminifera from France

A couple of weeks ago I received a package of 400g from Adrian - one of the few contributors for foraminifera.eu, who sends us samples. Adrian is a malacologist.
It contained quite well preservered sediments from the Oligocene (Chattian) of Southern France. Now we in Hamburg have made some SEMs and Bernard Remaud nice optical images. My identifications are Lepidocyclina sp. and Miogypsina bantamensis.
Recommendations of literature on such Oligocene/Miocene larger foraminifera are welcome and maybe send via PM.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Foraminifera.eu Newsletter 2014 is out

Our richly illustrated foraminifera.eu newsletter 2014 is out. You may get it for free via email. Just contact me. Michael Hesemann

Monday, November 18, 2013

Miocene Foraminifera - hundreds of images added

   


A mayor work on Miocene Foraminifera is the revision of D'Orbignys "The Fossil Foraminifera of the Tertiary Basin of Vienna". Its hundreds of SEM images are now integrated in our database courtesy of the Geological Survey of Austria at

Cheers Michael
 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Foraminifera from the Santos Basin off Brazil

Foraminifera from the Santos Basin off Brazil

Micael Bergamaschi provided more than 40 SEM-images of Pleistocene age from the Santos Basin off Brazil like the Bulmina below. The images are published in


Bergamaschi, M.L., 2012: Interpretações paleoambientais do Pleistoceno Médio com base em foraminiferos bentonicos da Bacia de Santos – Brasil. Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso (Bacharel em Ciências Biológicas) Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, São Leopoldo – RS 120p (in portuguese)

It can be downloaded  from http://www.foraminifera.eu/bergamaschi.html



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

7000 foraminifera illustrations online



These days we crossed the line of 7.000 illustrations being integrated. 

Thank you all envolved !

 Support us to crack the 10.000 !

Besides of quantity we are also working on quality. Subscribe to the Newsletter to learn more.

Michael

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Reophax agglutinatus Cushman 1913

  
a foraminifer prefering to build its test 
by using other empty foram tests 
Reophax agglutinatus Cushman 1913

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Adrian sends sand

 
in the mail these days was a little box from Adrian, UK - a long time contributor to the Foraminifera.eu project.

The box contains a couple of small bags with sand. A closer look through the binocular reveals that these sands mainly consist of shells, tests and fragments of bigger organism-remnants. These sands are rich in foraminifera. My estimate is that there are hundreds if not thousands of forams in each tiny bag.

The forams lived once in Scotland, Tenerife,  Malta, Crete  and Bermuda.

It gives us a lot to find und to have fun.

Great job Adrian !