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Volume 7, issue 2
J. Micropalaeontol., 7, 233–240, 1988
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.7.2.233
© Author(s) 1988. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Micropalaeontol., 7, 233–240, 1988
https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.7.2.233
© Author(s) 1988. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  01 Dec 1988

01 Dec 1988

The value of the organic cement matrix in the identification of the shells of fossil testate amoebae

Colin G. Ogden1 and Robert L. Ellison2 Colin G. Ogden and Robert L. Ellison
  • 1Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England
  • 2Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, U.S.A

Abstract. Shells of fossil testate amoebae isolated from lake sediments in England and Canada have organic cement matrices similar to those possessed by Recent specimens. The surface patterns of individual building units can be useful taxonomic features for confirming the identification of the many species of Difflugiidae found in these environments.

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