Université de Fribourg

Internal pore measurements on macroperforate planktonic Foraminifera as an alternative morphometric approach

Constandache, Monica ; Yerly, Florence ; Spezzaferri, Silvia

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2013, vol. 106, no. 2, p. 179–186

Because of the lack of genetic control on extinct species, the morphologic approach remains the only way of identifying fossil Foraminifera. In addition to comparative description of gross shell morphology, morphometry became more important in recent years and was extended to encompass the ultrastructure of the shells. In particular, some studies focused on porosity, as determined by the pore...