SEM: Protozoa: Rhizopoda: Foraminifera: Foraminifera are shelled amoeba, that are found predominantly in the ocean. This lime shell of a Mediterranean species (Globigerinidae) came from a sand sample of the sea floor (20m. deep). Over 20,000 fossilized and living species of the Foraminifera are known. In Paleontology, they serve as :characteristic fossils" for the determination of age in rock layers. Magnification = 280x

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