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Article: Wall structure of some agglutinated Foraminiferida

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 16
Part: 4
Publication Date: November 1973
Page(s): 777 786
Author(s): J. W. Murray
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MURRAY, J. W. 1973. Wall structure of some agglutinated Foraminiferida. Palaeontology16, 4, 777–786.

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Present knowledge of agglutinated wall structure and composition is briefly reviewed. Examination of 19 recent species shows the existence of three wall types: simple imperforate wall with an organic cement; complex alveolar imperforate wall with an organic cement; 'perforate' wall with a calcareous cement. It is concluded that more attention should be paid to wall structure and composition in descriptions of species and in taxonomy. Forms with a calcareous cement seem to be stenohaline marine or hypersaline and therefore useful indicators of environment.
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