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World Modern Foraminifera Database launched

Added on 2011-08-12 10:20:55 by Hayward, B.W.
The World Modern Foraminifera Database currently contains roughly 10,000 names, including 6,700 accepted species. It also contains 1,100 references and around 2,700 images of species.
The (3) editors are: Bruce W. Hayward; Tomas Cedhagen; Mike Kaminski.
Foraminifera (‘hole bearers’) or forams for short, are a large phylum of amoeboid protozoans (single celled) with reticulating pseudopods, fine strands of cytoplasm that branch and merge to form a dynamic net.

This site has the following aims:
- to provide a catalogue of the world's foraminiferal species
- to promote stability in foraminiferal nomenclature
- to act as a tool for higher taxonomic revisions and regional monographs

Link: http://www.marinespecies.org/foraminifera/

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