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Foraminifera

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Overview

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An order of the Sarcodina (amoebae) in the Protozoa, having a shell of various materials which project fine pseudopodia, and a highly vacuolated outer layer of cytoplasm.

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Taxonomy

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The Class Foraminifera is a member of the Phylum Foraminifera. Here is the complete "parentage" of Foraminifera:

The Class Foraminifera is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Acervulinidae

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Alabaminidae

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Alfredinidae

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Allogromiidae

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Almaenidae

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Alveolinidae

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Ammodiscidae

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Ammosphaeroidinidae

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Amphisteginidae

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Annulopatellinidae

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Asterigerinatidae

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Asterigerinidae

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Astrorhizidae

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Baculellidae

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Bagginidae

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Bathysiphonidae

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Bisacciidae

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Bolivinellidae

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Bolivinidae

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Bolivinitidae

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Bronnimanniidae

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Bueningiidae

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Buliminellidae

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Buliminoididae

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Calcarinidae

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Candeinidae

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Carterinidae

Carterinida is a small, recent, order of foraminiferans (in Kingdom Rhizaria), once included in the Rotaliida as the superamily Carterinacea, named by Loeblich and Tappan in 1955. Its present status as an order is based on the composition of the test (or shell) which is composed of large, fusiform, low-magnesium calcite spicules, commonly oriented parallel to the periphery, in a matrix of smaller spicules. The tests themselves are trochospiral with later chambers that may be subdivided by secondary septa known as septula. [more]

Cassidulinidae

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Caucasinidae

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Ceratobuliminidae

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Chilostomellidae

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Cibicididae

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Cornuspiridae

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Cyclamminidae

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Cymbaloporidae

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Delosinidae

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Discorbidae

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Discorbinellidae

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Discospirinidae

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Eggerellidae

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Elphidiidae

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Epistomariidae

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Epistominidae

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Eponididae

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Fischerinidae

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Fursenkoinidae

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Gavelinellidae

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Glabratellidae

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Glandulinidae

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Globigerinidae

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Globigerinitidae

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Globorotaliidae

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Globotextulariidae

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Haplophragmoididae

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Hastigerinidae

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Hauerinidae

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Heleninidae

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Hemigordiopsidae

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Hemisphaeramminidae

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Heronalleniidae

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Heterolepidae

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Homotrematidae

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Hormosinidae

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Hospitellidae

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Karreriidae

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Keramosphaeridae

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Komokiidae

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Lagenidae

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Lagynidae

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Lituolidae

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Lituotubidae

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Miliolidae

Miliolidae is a family in the superfamily Miliolacea of miliolid foraminifera. [more]

Millettiidae

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Miogypsinidae

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Mississippinidae

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Nodosariidae

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Nonionidae

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Nubeculariidae

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Nummulitidae

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Ophthalmidiidae

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Orbulinidae

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Oridorsalidae

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Osangulariidae

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Pannellainidae

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Parrelloididae

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Patellinidae

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Pavoninidae

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Pegidiidae

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Peneroplidae

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Placentulinidae

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Placopsilinidae

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Planorbulinidae

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Planulinidae

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Planulinoididae

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Pleurostomellidae

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Polymorphinidae

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Polysaccamminidae

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Psammosphaeridae

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Pseudoparrellidae

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Pulleniatinidae

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Quadrimorphinidae

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Remaneicidae

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Reussellidae

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Rhizamminidae

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Riveroinidae

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Robertinidae

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Rosalinidae

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Rotaliellidae

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Rotaliidae

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Rzehakinidae

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Saccamminidae

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Schizamminidae

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Shepheardellidae

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Siphogenerinoididae

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Siphoninidae

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Soritidae

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Sphaeramminidae

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Sphaeroidinellidae

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Sphaeroidinidae

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Spirillinidae

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Spiroloculinidae

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Spiroplectamminidae

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Spirotectinidae

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Squamulinidae

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Stainforthiidae

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Stilostomellidae

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Telamminidae

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Textulariidae

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Tortoplectellidae

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Tosaidae

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Trichohyalidae

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Trimosinidae

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Trochamminidae

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Turborotalitidae

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Ungulatellidae

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Uvigerinidae

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Vaginulinidae

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Valvulinidae

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Verneuilinidae

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Victoriellidae

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Virgulinellidae

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At least 3 species and subspecies belong to the Family Virgulinellidae.

More info about the Family Virgulinellidae may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 13:21:51