Order: FORAMINIFERIDA Eichwald, 1830
The specimens illustrated below are selected from bulk-samples taken at two levels in Bed X (Hysteroceras varicosum Subzone) at Folkestone. Images have been produced using a Nikon 990 CookPix digital camera attached to a Meiji trinocular microscope and processed using PaintshopPro Version 5.
Genus: Dorothia PLUMMER, 1931
Dorothia pupoides d'Orbigny
Bed X - H. varicosum Subzone
Bed X - H. varicosum Subzone
Chapman, F; 1891-1898. The Foraminifera of the Gault of Folkestone; Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society
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Loeblich, A.R. & Tappan, H.; 1964. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology; Sarcodina; Protista 2. The Geological Society of America and The University of Kansas Press
Tracey, S. 1997; unpublished listing of Gault Foraminiferida
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