Foraminifera caught my interest. They are precious and their study covers so many areas: From field- to home-work, from rock-formations to photography. SEM and computer -stuff. I like the worldwide foraminiferal community - so help- and thoughtful people. Share may enthusiasm.
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.
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 Surveyof Austriaat
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