Monday, March 8, 2010

Reussella


Reussella - a small perforate taxa is very common in the material from Kemp Beach, Queensland. The genus with a pyramidal test is reported in the fossil record since Middle Eocene (~ 40 Mio. years). The image shows one side and the basis of the pyramid - maybe a bit confusing.

The sample send from Australia by Kirsten is very rich in diversity and total amount of foraminifera. Further images will be added.




Earlier I found a fossilized Reussella in material from Torrente Stirone , Italy in material provided by Michael - one of the first contributors. The image better illustrates the pyramidal form. It's about 1 Mio. years old from Pleistocene.

Please send me your Oligocene or Eocene Reussellas :)