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  • proper n. A taxonomic subphylum within the phylum Retaria — the foraminifers.

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Examples

  • Bailey's Beam, identified as Foraminifera 9-Hart, who had refused treatment for systemic weltschmerz and instead sought to relieve his boredom by adventuring into this era.

    The Day of the Boomer Dukes

  • They are the shells of animals called Foraminifera, because the shells of some of them are full of holes, through which they put out tiny arms.

    Madam How and Lady Why

  • 'Foraminifera', which Ehrenberg has recently described, seem to indicate the existence at that remote period of forms singularly like those which now exist.

    Lectures and Essays

  • My "name" is Foraminifera 9-Hart Bailey's Beam, and I am of adequate age and size.

    More Free Fiction, with Excerpts

  • The ‘Globigerina’ of the Atlantic soundings is identical with that which occurs in the chalk; and the casts of lower silurian ‘Foraminifera’, which Ehrenberg has recently described, seem to indicate the existence at that remote period of forms singularly like those which now exist.

    Essays

  • Ehrenberg are exceedingly like those which now exist: no one has ever pretended that the difference between any ancient and any modern Foraminifera is of more than generic value, nor are the oldest Foraminifera either simpler, more embryonic, or less differentiated, than the existing forms.

    Essays

  • Paradoxically, much of the "basic science" of what we know today of fossil Foraminifera was written by paleontologists in the employ of major oil corporations - not in residing in purely academic or museum settings.

    A shell of a different kind

  • In the 1950s, the Foraminifera, along with other microscopic organisms "protozoa", were considered to be animals.

    A shell of a different kind

  • Foraminifera, called forams by those who study them, are mostly microscopic and exclusively marine organisms in the kingdom Protista.

    A shell of a different kind

  • I had a quick google or two after looking at the cited article on Planktonic Foraminifera off California and discovered some rather interesting facts.

    Rutherford, Mann et al [2005] « Climate Audit

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