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Ammonia beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758) - A rotaliid foram (Foraminifera images)
Rotaliid foram
Ammonia beccarii
- dorsal view 1

Rotaliid foram
Ammonia beccarii
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Rotaliid foram
Ammonia beccarii
- with 0.1mm division rule 2

This 0.6mm specimen was photographed on the 12.03.15, but found in shell sand sample taken from the lowershore at Carnsew Pool, Hayle, Cornwall. 07.04.13. Identity kindly confirmed by Michael Hesemann of the Foraminifera.eu Project

Rotaliid foram
Ammonia beccarii
- specimen from Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, image by Cai-Uso Wohler.

The specimen above was found in sand collected by Adrian Brokenshire at Carrick Roads, Falmouth, Cornwall, collection date unknown. The image above is just one example of the superb supermacro photography of Cai-Uso Wohler. Pleae visit SANDPHOTO.DE to see more of Cai-Uso's work. All photographs here are the copyright of Cai-Uso Wohler of SANDPHOTO.DE @ http://www.cuwohler.de/

Rotaliid foram
Ammonia beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758) syn. Rotalia beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758) - Figure 90, from Recent Foraminifera of Great Britain, Williamson, 1858.

Rotalia beccarii in Recent Foraminifera of Great Britain, 1858. Printed for the Ray Society.

Original name:
Nautilus beccarii Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised names:
Nautilus beccarii Linnaeus, 1758 (foraminifer erroneously described in a mollusc genus)
Nautilus beccarii var. perversus Walker, 1784 (foraminifer erroneously described in a mollusc genus)
Rosalina beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rotalia (Turbinuline) crassa d'Orbigny, 1826 (Nomen nudum)
Rotalia (Turbinuline) tortuosa d'Orbigny, 1826 (name not available. ICZN Art. 11 (b)(i): 11 (g): vernacular)
Rotalia beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Rotalia tortuosa d'Orbigny, 1826 (Opinion of d'Orbigny (1839))
Rotalina beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Streblus beccarii (Linnaeus, 1758)
Turbinulina crassa d'Orbigny in Fornasini, 1908 (subjective junior synonym opinion of Fornasini (1908) and opinion of Hayward et al (2019)).
Ref: WoRMS

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